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France Enforces GDPR Violations; Fines Google Nearly $57 Million

< Back to ULG Blog France Enforces GDPR Violations; Fines Google Nearly $57 Million By United Language Group Today’s announcement that France has fined Google nearly $57 million for GDPR violations. This makes it clear just how serious the European Union is ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Localization, Strategy, Translation


Microsoft Says New MT System Achieves “Human Parity”

< Back to ULG Blog Microsoft Says New MT System Achieves “Human Parity” By United Language Group How good can Machine Translation (MT) be? Very good, according to Microsoft. Earlier this month, the tech company announced it had created an MT system that ...

Topics: Global News, Machine Translation, Language, Language Solutions, MDR, webinars


With the GDPR, How Will a Data Breach Affect Your Company?

< Back to ULG Blog With the GDPR, How Will a Data Breach Affect Your Company? By United Language Group With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) less than a year away, any company that does business in the EU will soon need to ensure that they’re ...

Topics: Best Practices, Global News, Global News, IT, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Language Services: The Biggest Industry You’ve Never Heard Of

< Back to ULG Blog Language Services: The Biggest Industry You’ve Never Heard Of By United Language Group When people think of up-and-coming industries, they likely conjure up images of tech companies in Silicon Valley. What probably doesn’t come to mind is ...

Topics: Featured, Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


The EU-US Privacy Shield: Transferring Transatlantic Data

< Back to ULG Blog The EU-US Privacy Shield: Transferring Transatlantic Data By United Language Group Max Schrems nudged himself into the international spotlight in his early twenties. The Austrian law student and privacy activist was not yet 25 when he filed ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Legal


When Will AI Exceed Human Abilities? It Won’t Be Long, According to Study

< Back to ULG Blog When Will AI Exceed Human Abilities? It Won’t Be Long, According to Study By United Language Group Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be able to translate materials as well as human experts in less than 20 years, according to a recent study ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technologies, Technology, Translation


Subtitle Hack Puts Millions at Risk

< Back to ULG Blog Subtitle Hack Puts Millions at Risk By United Language Group Social media round-up for October 21, 2016 This week on the Common Sense Advisory blog, Arle Lommel asked us all if we could be missing business opportunities because we might be ...

Topics: Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technologies, Technology, Translation


New Tech and the Demise of Icelandic

< Back to ULG Blog New Tech and the Demise of Icelandic By United Language Group The Icelandic language is disappearing. The culprit? Artificial Intelligence. Well, at least that’s part of the problem. The Associated Press reports that English tourism and ...

Topics: Global News, Translation


Website Localization Bill Spurs Controversy in Illinois

< Back to ULG Blog Website Localization Bill Spurs Controversy in Illinois By United Language Group Website localization has become a heated topic in Illinois government as of late. Recently, some lawmakers in the state had pushed for an amendment to HB 695, ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Localization, Machine Translation, Strategy, Technology, Translation


Bilingual Speakers Able to Perceive Time Differently, Study Says

< Back to ULG Blog Bilingual Speakers Able to Perceive Time Differently, Study Says By United Language Group How much time has passed since you clicked on this article and began reading? Depending on how many languages you speak, your answer may vary. That’s ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting


Google Retries Its Translation Technology Expansion in India

< Back to ULG Blog Google Retries Its Translation Technology Expansion in India By United Language Group India continues to grow as a key online market. However, there is one big problem standing in the way—language. Out of India’s population of 1.3 billion, ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Machine Translation, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Language


The Affordable Care Act and Language Access

< Back to ULG Blog The Affordable Care Act and Language Access By United Language Group There’s been a lot of talk about healthcare lately. With a new administration in the White House and “Obamacare” tenuously hanging in the balance, the future of the ...

Topics: Global News, Global News, Language Learner, Strategy, Technology, Translation, Interpreting