Why Machine Translation Matters in the Modern Era

Kyle Glenn

We live in an era when people have access to more information than has ever been available in the history of mankind. The implications of this are so significant that it is worth considering some context to gain a full understanding of the current situation.

In 2012, the Encyclopedia Britannica announced that, after 244 years, it would no longer print any new editions. The 32-volume 2010 installment was the last print edition of that great publication. The primary cause for this was the increasing use and relevance of digital sources of information, including Wikipedia, which would fill more than 2,670 books the size of one…

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