The Pitfalls of AI Translation Solutions

by | May 16, 2023 | IT News

During the past years, we’ve seen the proliferation of automatic translation services powered by AI. While this can be a tempting option to reduce initial costs, it creates the possibility of legal issues and loss of business down the road. 

Quality and Accuracy

Professional human translators have years of experience in their respective languages and can understand the nuances and complexities of the languages they are working with.
While AI translations have greatly improved, they often struggle with complex concepts and cultural peculiarities. They work best translating simple phrases and sentences, rather than lengthy documents.

Handling Sensitive Information

When using most automatic AI translation services, it is necessary to upload the documents on their platform. This exposes confidential information to a third-party and increases the risk of leaks of confidential and sensitive information. 

Financial Impact

Companies operating in highly regulated industries, such as healthcare and finance, are to comply with certain legal requirements. Since AI translations rely on pre-programmed algorithms and databases for operation, it is possible their records lack the industry-specific terminology needed to translate some documents.
Inaccurate translations expose the company to severe financial impact in the form of lawsuits and legal disputes. It can also lead to a loss of credibility that may impact different business relationships.

In Conclusion

The main appeal of AI automatic translations is its speed and convenience. However, AI can’t replace the precision and accuracy of professional human translators. Let us help you protect your business from potential liabilities and ensure the highest quality for your translations.

Photo by Marc van der Chijs


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