Are you considering machine translation? Many people are. Free translation tools with increasingly sophisticated machine translation engines are becoming more and more popular – and that goes for business translations as well. Companies understand that to reach a large, global audience, you need to speak more languages. We’ve discussed the multilingual content boom and how it plays out on the web, with LanguageWire and as part of the latest translation trends.
If the need for multilingual content is always increasing, it seems machine translation, with its cheap cost and fast turnaround, perfectly meets this need. In fact, according to Common Sense Advisory, post-editing of machine translation is the third largest language service in 2017 only behind translation and on-site interpreting. But with the rise of data breaches in popular businesses and the start of GDPR, you have to ask: how secure is machine translation?
Depending on which tools you use, machine translation can be either a great way to reduce security risks or a security disaster.