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Instagram is adding automatic in-app text translation

Instagram will soon start translating comments, captions posted alongside its pictures, and user bios. The image-sharing social network announced that it would be adding the feature in the coming month, automatically translating comments and descriptions to the user’s chosen language. Text will be machine translated from the original language to the language selected in the…

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Canadian interpreters fear “crude bidding war”

Canada’s Translation Bureau has again come under fire. Earlier in 2016, the Bureau was put on the defensive after it announced it would open home-grown machine translation system Portage to all Canadian government employees. This time, criticism is directed at the Bureau’s planned use of a vetting algorithm to prequalify interpreters, which favors the lowest-bidding…