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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Celebrating 25 Years: A Memorable ProZ.com Powwow in Cádiz, Spain

 

On April 26, 2024, language professionals from around Cádiz gathered for a special occasion—the ProZ.com powwow celebrating the platform’s 25th anniversary. Held in person, this event provided an excellent opportunity for linguists, translators, and interpreters to connect, share insights, and commemorate a quarter-century of ProZ.com’s impact on the industry.


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Member-exclusive event, hands-on approach to AI, today, May 3rd

Hi all,

I'm sure you've already received notification from the ProZ.com team, but just a reminder that today, Friday May 3rd, we're having another ProZ/TV event. This one is about AI tools, but rather than talking about the should-we-or-shouldnt-we of the thing, it is more about quick, hands-on information on a variety of tools, designed to help you decide on what to use and how to immediately put it to use. It is a member-only event. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the ideas for the event, and to the members who offered to present and share what they have learned so far. I hope to "see" you there!

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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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Venturing beyond: mapping translation and AI with Danielle Sanchez

On International Translation Day weekend in 2023, I met Danielle Sanchez. Coincidence? I don't think so. Danielle had just upgraded her ProZ.com membership to the new Premium monthly option and something told me she knew exactly what she was doing. The Premium membership option was released to those who would like to enjoy all the benefits available at ProZ.com, but also to those who understand the importance of expanding their online presence (the Premium comes with a website). But that's not all, since Danielle already had a great website that she created herself, I knew she was up to something else: the AI component also included in Premium. (For more information about the Premium monthly option click here).

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ProZ.com AI Expo: Empowering translators with cutting-edge training

On March 7th, 2024, ProZ.com hosted its 73rd TV event, the AI Expo, marking a significant milestone for the translation community. Building on a legacy that began with the first ProZ.com TV event in July 2017, this virtual expo empowered over 1,000 attendees with the latest advancements in AI for translators.

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AI Revolution: Navigating challenges and opportunities

 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is not a distant future, but a present reality that is reshaping the world as we know it. AI is transforming various industries and sectors, including the language service industry. Will you stay behind? 


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Giving Tuesday 2023

Join the virtual conference Giving Tuesday on November 30th at 13:00 
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AI: How can we use it to our benefit (as freelancers)?

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