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House Taken Over: Displacing the Machines

In this post, “House Taken Over” is not in reference to the famous story by the renowned writer and translator Julio Cortázar. Rather, it refers to the feeling experienced by human translators in the age of machines. Just as the characters in Cortázar’s story feel displaced by an invading entity, human translators feel displaced by […]

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The masquerade is sober

One of the most famous tests on the field of artificial intelligence is called the “Turing test”, after the great British mathematician Alan Turing. It consists of a human tester having a conversation with an unseen entity, say through an Internet chat, and trying to decide whether the chat is taking place with a human […]

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