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Will machines ever truly eliminate the need for human translators and interpreters?

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Photo credit: Human vs. Robot by Franz Steiner “Machines will not rival human translators and interpreters until they gain consciousness and social intelligence equal to that of humans. Language can only truly be understood in the context of culture. Culture is a social function and so can only exist among conscious creatures. Therefore, translation of nuanced language involving critical information and subtle cultural entanglements must be left to those who actually understand. Machines will not rival human translators and interpreters until they gain consciousness and social intelligence equal to that of humans.” – Ryan Foley, Manager, Training and Assessments, MasterWord Services, Inc….

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