Sue Burke (mount_oregano) wrote,
Sue Burke
mount_oregano

“Why Computers Suck At Translation”

Today, September 30, is International Translation Day.

In this five-minute video, Tom Scott explains what translators really do, and why machines can’t do it: “...The problem is that language relies on intent, on shared secrets, on group identity, on hidden knowledge....”

The job involves knowing much more than words.

https://youtu.be/GAgp7nXdkLU



P.S. This is also worth watching: “The Speed of Outrage: Tom Scott at Thinking Digital 2015.”

Things are going to get a lot faster soon. But will they be better? I’m worried.

https://youtu.be/jE2PP7EowdM



— Sue Burke


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