#197 Machine Translating a President

January 19, 2024 Slator
#197 Machine Translating a President
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Florian and Esther discuss the language industry news of the week, with Super Early Bird ending soon for SlatorCon Remote March and a save-the-date announcement for SlatorCon London, scheduled in person for May 23, 2024.

Florian talks about how translation GPTs are becoming increasingly available on OpenAI’s GPT store, highlighting the ease of building these models and the payment model for creators.

The duo touches on the topic of AI-generated lip-synced translations, using the example of a machine-translated speech by Argentina’s new president at the World Economic Forum and debating its ethical implications.

Esther’s M&A and funding corner features the acquisition of Systran by ChapsVision, the sale of Balthasar Ltd. to Translate.One, and the USD 18 million Series B funding round by

Intro and Agenda
Translation GPTs in OpenAI Store
Acceptance of Lip-Synced AI Translation
Systran Acquired by ChapsVision
Translate.One Acquires Balthasar Ltd. Raises USD 18M in Series B