Spence shares his experience creating a product around human-in-the-loop machine translation, and explains how machine translation has evolved over the years.
Spence Green is co-founder and CEO of Lilt, an AI-powered language translation platform. Lilt combines human translators and machine translation in order to produce high-quality translations more efficiently.
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0:00 Sneak peak, intro
0:45 The story behind Lilt
3:08 Statistical MT vs neural MT
6:30 Domain adaptation and personalized models
8:00 The emergence of neural MT and development of Lilt
13:09 What success looks like for Lilt
18:20 Models that self-correct for gender bias
19:39 How Lilt runs its models in production
26:33 How far can MT go?
29:55 Why Lilt cares about human-computer interaction
35:04 Bilingual grammatical error correction
37:18 Human parity in MT
39:41 The unexpected challenges of prototype to production
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