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ChatGPT and Human Translators: Competition or Collaboration?

Have you heard that ChatGPT could replace the role of the translator?

The Generative Pre-training Transformer Chat, better known as ChatGPT, is an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by the company OpenAI, which allows users to ask it questions using conversational or natural language. It was released in November 2022 with the goal of generating text in a similar way to humans, which can be used for a variety of applications, such as chatbots, automatic content generation, and language translation.

In the face of such advances in artificial intelligence, many professionals and organizations wonder: is this really a tool that has arrived to replace human translators?

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Interpreters Wanted: The Unsung Heroes of Communication

Interpreters Wanted: The Unsung Heroes of Communication

The human ability to communicate through language is one of our most precious gifts. It enables us to express our thoughts, feelings and ideas to others, connecting us on a deeper level. In Robert Ham’s latest documentary, “Interpreters Wanted”, the power of language skills takes center stage as we follow the story of two brothers who escaped the turmoil of Afghanistan. This film offers a captivating and compelling look at the importance of multilingualism, and how it can impact the world around us.

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The Relationship between Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence

Relationship between Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence

AI and linguistics have an intertwined relationship. Not only are they both integral to the development of natural language processing (NLP) technology, but AI also relies heavily on linguistic principles for its effective operation. AI employs language models trained using corpus-based statistical methods to replicate human speech patterns and produce outputs imitating natural language behavior. At the same time, linguists are studying how humans and machines use language to better understand the nuances of language. AI helps facilitate this exploration by allowing for quick analysis of large volumes of data. As a result, both fields can benefit from each other’s insights to create more effective communication systems and technologies.

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Is Your Notion of Time and Space Influenced by the Language you Speak?

Language: An experience that influences time and space notions

Developed by the linguist Edward Sapir in 1929, the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis states that the structure of a language determines the perception and interpretation each native speaker has of every experience they go through.

This theory, which created controversy, sustains that speakers of different languages perceive the world in different ways. And, in fact, subsequent researches have added evidence supporting such a hypothesis. How does that influence our time and space perception?

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