Gabriel Fairman

Gabriel Fairman is the Founder and CEO of Bureau Works , a cloud-based TMS that leverages generative AI to enhance the human authorship and translation experience. Gabriel has been translating professionally for 20 years. To hear more about AI and translation, follow Gabriel on LinkedIn, Substack, and on the Merging Minds podcast.
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A Hostage Situation or Driver’s Ed?

Innovating tech is easy. Innovating society is hard. That’s what is going on in our industry right now.

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AI Hurts the Ego

But it may help us self-actualize

I constantly hear “Large Language Models just produce statistically average language”, as if that were:

A) Inherently bad

B) Different from what humans do

Then, I also hear “Language is infinite. AI can’t keep up with all of the possibilities”.

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We can’t control everything

But that doesn’t mean we can’t control anything.

Welcome to another thought-provoking journey into the heart of change and its inherent tension, as presented by Gabriel Fairmain. In this post, Gabriel challenges us to reconsider our perceptions of change and dive in to discover how the dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis shapes our evolving relationship with technology and translation, and what this means for the future of our work.

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Sisyphus was lucky

Once again, Gabriel Fairman invites us to analyze contemporary struggles with a perspective from distant times and to think how we, as humans, can reinvent ourselves and get messy!

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We idealize our principles, it’s a liability to our mission

Dive into the dynamic world of language services with Gabriel Fairman as he tackles the contentious topic of AI. What's your stand when it comes to technological advancements? Weigh in and draw your own conclusions!

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What Do We Have to Lose?

The scariest part of any change is that there is always something to lose. When confronted with change, we must determine what we will lose by changing and what we will lose by staying the same.

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AI Has a “Champagne Problem”

AI has a champagne problem. Professionals are overly concerned about the “real” thing, but the average buyer just wants something to do the job.

We’ve all been there. We are at a celebration for something and out come the bottles:

“Want some champagne?”

Then, someone takes a peek at the bottle and says “This isn’t actually champagne because it isn’t from the champagne region of France. It is sparkling wine.”

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We are all wrong in the "AI Conversation”

Gabriel Fairman, Founder and CEO of Bureau Works, joins ProZ.com as a blog guest to reflect -- and invite us all to reflect with him-- on AI and the challenges we face when discussing it.

“AI” isn’t the biggest challenge our industry is facing. Talking about AI is.

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