Rome – December 5, 2022
For the first time in history, Translated was able to quantify the speed at which we are approaching the singularity in artificial intelligence (AI). The discovery was made possible by the analysis of a large amount of post-editing tasks performed by top professional translators over many years. Our CEO Marco Trombetti recently shared the discovery with an audience of AI researchers and language industry leaders showing how close we are to the singularity in translation. If the progress in machine translation (MT) quality continues at its current speed, in six years the best-performing professional translators will spend the same time correcting a translation completed by their peers as they will correcting one produced by machine translation. We estimate that approaching the singularity in translation will bring a tenfold increase in requests for professional translations and at least 100 times growth in demand for MT.
This market growth estimate is based on our observations of the growing translation demand required by an increasingly global world and the awareness of the evolving quality of MT, which allows
Translated has noted that its clients are doubling down on making their content available in more languages, as they see the increased return on investment driven by this strategy.
This enhanced momentum is directly connected to and enabled by the progress in AI-powered translation capabilities, recently highlighted by Gartner, which considered Translated an industry leader.