Episode 4: Translation and Technology
This the fourth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode with the help of an article named ‘Translation in the digital Age‘, Emma introduces a discussion about the difficulties and predicted future of translation, as well as it’s technological advancements, especially those in the area of machine translation. We talk about the difficulties in translating certain non-textual aspects of a text, the possible future of MTPE (Machine Translated Post Editing) taking over actual translaters, the future of localisation, and much more. This episode unluckily experienced some heavy technical difficulties, as the usual microphone was not connected correctly, meaning the recording was done via a terrible quality microphone. We would like to apologise for that in advance for this. In these episodes, we’re going to rotate the role of host that introduces a topic and a discussion around it with the help of an academic article, news article, or something else relevant. We hope you enjoy listening!
This podcast is a shared project between Cosima Stierman, Emma de Rijke and Gijs Mesman.