Conde Nast International's Wolfgang Blau: 'Europe seems to play defense'
Condé Nast International president Wolfgang Blau says Europe can gain a digital competitive advantage over the U.S. and China by investing in translation technology.
The EU has 24 official languages. Not a single one of them reaches more than 20% of the EU’s 510 million citizens in their native language. Even English as a 2nd language reaches only ~50%. The EU should invest €1 billion in neural machine translation
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, a call for EU to back machine translation as a flagship technology project, enabling publishers to reach people right across the continent in their native language.