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A surprising amount of content available online is generated by artificial intelligence

Does your company use machine translation to communicate with its international audiences? Then this article is for you. A recent study revealed that a majority of the content found online is translated or generated by Artificial Intelligence, which raises concerns about the reliability and future quality of that content, if AI models use in fact the content created by themselves to learn and improve. Apparently, there is a closed learning cycle that feeds on itself, using content generated by Artificial Intelligence as training data for Artificial Intelligence itself. This self-feeding of data can lead to a progressive degradation in the quality of machine translations and AI-produced content.

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The crucial role of legal and business translation in your company’s international success

Your company’s success depends on its ability to operate beyond your local market and national borders. Legal and business translation plays a key role in the difference between success and failure when navigating the turbulent waters of international trade. A translation company with the required experience and expertise in the specific area of legal and business translation is essential for your international success, ensuring accurate and effective communication with your audience.

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6 tips for choosing the perfect translation company (and a bonus tip)

Finding the perfect translation company is mission impossible.

It is, however, possible to find the right translation company for your business. It should go beyond mere linguistic translation exactitude, it should also consider experience in specific areas, or commitment to technological innovation, as well as flexibility, speed and reliability in responding to customer needs, among other factors. Below is a short six-point guide to help you find the right translation company to be your business partner.

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How M21Global translated 3 million words in record time

In 2022, we were approached with a request for a translation project of an unusual magnitude, in terms of the volume of work involved. The project involved the translation of 2223 documents, scanned into PDF format, with a total of 6577 pages, and an estimated of more than 3 million words to be translated. The documents ranged from registration certificates, to invoices and purchase and sale contracts as well as leasing contracts, all with considerable technical requirements. In addition to the translation, the project required legal certification of the translation, all within an extremely tight deadline of 2 months.

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Between Pomegranates and Grenades: When Artificial Intelligence Fails to Translate

On Friday night (27 October), a tourist from Azerbaijan, who felt unwell, entered the restaurant Portugália, in Cais do Sodré, in Lisbon, looking for a pomegranate to help with his discomfort. Given that he didn’t speak Portuguese, he used a translation app on his phone. He wrote the word “pomegranate” in his native language (граната), which was incorrectly translated to “grenade”. An alarmed restaurant employee alerted authorities, triggering a rapid response from the Public Security Police and the Special Police Unit.

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How a translation company like M21Global can help expats and immigrants settle in Portugal

Emigrating to a new country presents a number of challenges, one of the most significant and immediate of which is the language barrier. A translation company plays a crucial role in adapting to the new reality. M21Global, a translation company with more than 15 years of experience, certified by the international quality standard ISO17100, plays a decisive role in this area, providing a series of services that facilitate immigration and integration of the individual and their family in the new host country.

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The Importance of Translation Companies in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence has seen significant advances in many areas, including machine translation. However, we cannot blindly trust artificial intelligence without human oversight for certain sensitive applications. In this article, we will discuss the importance of translation companies in the context of artificial intelligence, highlighting the quality of the work of human translators when compared to artificial intelligence systems like chatGPT.

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