January 2021: Voice2Voice Translation, Tone-of-Voice Control, Event Calendar, and more!
Product Marketing Manager at Intento
February 7, 2021
It’s hard to believe January has already flown by. With such a whirlwind start to the new year there’s a lot to share and look forward to. Keep reading for our comprehensive updates!
📞 Voice2Voice Translation
🗣️ Tone-of-Voice control
🗓️ Intento’s Event Calendar
🌏 GlobalSaké Partnership for Global Growth
🔦 Attention on Spotlight
🚀 Konstantin Savenkov elected to AMTA Board of Directors
🗞 Latest news from the AI/MT landscape
📚 Recommended reading and listening
Voice-to-voice translation may seem like a Holy Grail when pictured as The Babel fish from Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. However, many of the practical industrial needs and applications may well be solved using existing technology.
Voice format tends to be less forgiving to transition mistakes, as there is no ability to re-read the translation. Custom terminology, brand speak, tone of voice, profanity control — all that becomes a must for such solutions.
This past week, our CEO Konstantin Savenkov participated as a Process Innovation Challenge finalist at LocWorldWide43. Konstantin used the PIC stage to discuss Augmented MT: Language and Provider-Agnostic Fine-Tuning of MT Output. We have demonstrated how Voice-to-Voice translation may be solved using the Intento platform for sequential voice translation in the Customer Service scenario. Check out our AI for Service Desk demo to see voice-to-voice in action.
Focus on Tone-of-Voice Control
We are continuing to focus on tone-of-voice control in an effort to control involuntary bias when using MT. This involves taking practical steps towards dodging these biases, piloting a tone of voice control that works independently of the MT providers.
Here is an example of how tone-of-voice control works with Amazon English to German translation (this technology is useful for conversational scenarios in languages where tone matters, like German or French). Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want to learn more about tone-of-voice control and its various applications!