With the rise of MT and AI, the voices proclaiming the end of human translation and interpretation are getting louder. And if you look at all the headlines and the hype taking place surrounding DeepL & Co it certainly can seem that way. But is it really true?
The Tech-Savvy Interpreter (aka Prof. Barry Slaughter Olsen) took a very close look at one of the new devices that are supposedly going to take away our jobs as professional interpreters: the Lingmo Translate One2One Earpiece.
His test was very thorough and appropriate, I’d say, and his conclusion – rather less than flattering. The device, released only last year, has actually been taken off the market again, so we’ll see what happens next.
Here is the whole video, published by InterpretAmerica: