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December 6, 2022

AppTek Named 2022 NVTC Tech 100 Honoree

Congratulations to the AppTek team for being recognized for the fourth year as an #NVTC Tech 100 Company! Organized by the Northern Virginia Technology Council, the #NVTCTech100 is a prestigious list that highlights the companies and individuals who are driving tech innovation, implementing new solutions for their customers, and leading growth in the Greater Washington region.

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November 30, 2022

Spotlight on Accessibility – interview with Mike Veronis

The concept of accessibility builds on the basic tenets of the disability rights movement, which advocates for equal opportunities and equal rights for people with disabilities. In order for such opportunities and rights to be safeguarded for all in our society, equal access to social, political and economic life is needed, which goes beyond physical access, and includes access to tools, services, and facilities. As part of our Spotlight Series, we spoke to Mike Veronis, AppTek’s Lead for Accessibility Solutions about AppTek’s new spinoff GoVoBo, a solution designed and developed specifically for the deaf and HOH community in collaboration with Gallaudet University.

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November 3, 2022

Tackling Bias in AI - A Spotlight Interview with Kelly Zhang

An interview with Kelly Zhang, AppTek's VP of Data Services, on the subject of bias in AI and what AppTek is doing to mitigate it within its data and HLT models.

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October 25, 2022

Transform Your MT System into a Trusted Colleague: Customizable MT for Literary Translations

One of the core arguments against the use of machine translation (MT) by translators, especially those working in creative fields, is the machine’s so-called ‘inability’ to handle the metaphorical use of language to evoke images and feelings. Another is the stifling of creativity on the part of the translators when asked to post-edit machine-translated text as opposed to creating a new version of an original that creates an equivalent effect to the audience in another target language. AppTek's Evgeny Matusov offers his thought on the subject when asked to contribute to a workshop on the topic of “Literary Machine Translation as a Human-Machine Dialectic”, organized by the University of Liège.

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October 6, 2022

Spotlight on Automatic Dubbing, an Interview with Mattia Di Gangi

Automatic dubbing is the latest hot research topic in AI-enabled language technologies. The high level of expertise and complexities involved in the dubbing process are legendary in media localization workflows, which have remained the same since dubbing was first used as a localization strategy in the 1930’s, right after the ‘talkies’ became the dominant film production method in the market. The pandemic spearheaded a lot of experimentation in the field, with dubbing workflows moving to the cloud and new software making its appearance for dubbing script writing and online recording.

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AppTek is a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies for automatic speech recognition (ASR), neural machine translation (NMT), natural language processing/understanding (NLP/U) and text-to-speech (TTS) technologies. The AppTek platform delivers industry-leading solutions for organizations across a breadth of global markets such as media and entertainment, call centers, government, enterprise business, and more. Built by scientists and research engineers who are recognized among the best in the world, AppTek’s solutions cover a wide array of languages/ dialects, channels, domains and demographics.

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