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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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September 7, 2022

Come visit AppTek at IBC 2022 - Hall 2 Booth #A24 September 9-12!

Come visit AppTek at IBC 2022 Hall 2 booth #A24 from September 9-12 2022! It’s been three years since our last visit and we are most excited to meet up with friends and colleagues, and showcase our latest breakthroughs in media localization, with AI-enabled automatic dubbing, speech synthesis, as well as subtitling and captioning solutions for the media and entertainment industry.

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September 6, 2022

AppTek's Prof. Hermann Ney's Retirement from RWTH University to be Celebrated on 9/7/20222

AppTek’s Director of Science, Prof. Dr. -Ing. Hermann Ney, will be retiring from his position as Professor of RWTH University where he headed the Human Language Technology and Pattern Recognition group, and we invite everyone to attend his retirement ceremony.

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