As more and more meetings and conferences are moved to the virtual space because of epidemics, a virtual meeting assistant is being created in Lithuania. It is planned that the tool developed by Tilde IT and based on artificial intelligence, will significantly simplify the organization of meetings and conferences. It will cover the entire meeting cycle, from agreement on the date to conclusion, as well as reports on the work done. Over EUR 800,000 will be invested in this solution.

Meetings “eat up” 12 hours a week

According to various studies, meetings on average take up about 15% of the total time of employees, while a person working in organizations on average spends about 12 hours a week preparing for and attending meetings.

“Most of those working in organizations encounter the problem of how much time and resources it takes to prepare for a meeting: agreeing on the time that is suitable for all participants, finding a free room or space, adhering to the rules and procedures during the meeting, then preparing a protocol or summary, sending and registering agreements to participants and monitoring compliance. …


Romania, Finland, and Croatia, the recently concluded Trio Presidency of the Council of European Union, leverage their experience with EU Presidency Translator (PresidencyMT) as a successful proof of concept to further explore the capabilities of language technologies.

During the 18-month Council program, the trio shared a common challenge of dealing with massive amounts of multilingual information and faced a daunting demand for quick translations. With the help of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eTranslation Building Block and Tilde, the trio was able to tackle these challenges with Presidency MT — an AI-powered secure translation platform which provides text, document, and website translations in all 24 official EU languages. The EU Presidency Translator quickly became a go-to source for Presidency staff, delegates, translators, journalists, and visitors, who collectively translated over 79 million words into 6.5 million…


Thanks to the rapid digital and technological development, consumers have an unlimited choice of products and services. This also means that businesses have unlimited opportunities to efficiently find customers looking for the solutions they offer.

Furthermore, if your business is active in the B2B, B2C, or even B2G market, a powerful website is one of the most important tools that require constant development during this digital era. Having a user-friendly and content-rich website offering value to potential customers is great, but not enough. According to TIME, on average your site has only 15 seconds to get visitors’ attention, build brand awareness, and secure a sale.

We recommend asking your teammates who are responsible for website analytics the following questions: How long do users stay on your website? In which languages do these visitors usually read…


During the last two decades, the global pharmaceutical industry has experienced significant growth — worldwide pharma revenues in 2019 reached 1.25 trillion U.S. dollars. To maintain competitiveness and secure better results, companies must focus on two indicators: speed and innovation. A mix of human and machine translation can offer both.

The volume of translation needed for a single drug or product can amount to millions of pages that need to be translated into dozens of languages. This can no longer be done by human translators alone, as it would take years to complete the task. Machine translation can considerably accelerate the process.

Challenges in the pharmaceutical translation process

Translations must be as accurate and as professional as possible. It should be noted that pharmaceutical translations include not only medicines, drugs, and instructions but also patents, administrative documents, marketing materials, and much more. The accuracy of medical translations and their correct usage is crucial in every step…


After a year of unprecedented global disruption, 2021 promises to be an exciting year with the world economy set to return to growth. One industry that undoubtedly has a positive outlook for 2021 is the railroad and transportation industry. Numerous tenders are currently open and the volume of these is expected to increase, with many large infrastructure projects in the pipeline right across Europe.

But with country-specific tenders usually in the local language, choosing the right translation partner has never been more important than it is right now in our ever more competitive world. Put simply: choosing the right company to translate tender documentation for you will likely make or break your tender success.

If the call for tender is in a local language, you will need to quickly and efficiently understand whether this tender is for you. Once you have ascertained that you will participate, you will need a reliable and expert partner to translate the tender submission into the required language.

With…


These days, almost every translation agency or language service provider has its network of freelance translators. But how can this relationship best work to keep all involved happy?

The rise of freelancing

It wasn’t so long ago that freelancing was frowned upon by many people in 9–5 employment. But, times change and, as the working world continues to evolve, more and more people are choosing to freelance over traditional full-time job roles. There are risks and negatives with this career choice and lifestyle but many freelancers will argue that not being bound by the subjective norms of ‘normal employment’ gives them a sense of freedom and personal autonomy over their lives that aren’t possible in traditional full-time employment.

It also enables them to work on several different projects at the same time…


Gaming and e-sports are global, and, although the unifying language tends to be English, localizing your game for specific markets can have profound effects.

Understanding your players’ needs is the single most important element of designing a successful game. Strangely, for many game makers, this stops with the game processes, however, the games that become bestsellers, go one step further.

Choosing to translate or even better, localize your game not only makes sense for the users, but it also makes great business sense. It also helps you to address different cultures and the varying content and censorship laws that each country or region may have. Without understanding these rules, your game may never even reach your players’ consoles.

Every game developer wants to make their game more engaging, and it’s predicted that during 2020 consumers will have collectively spent around 674 billion hours on mobile devices, downloading and playing games. …


Strengthening linguistic diversity, connecting multilingual Europe and powering communication across languages

The German EU Council Presidency Translator is an AI-enhanced multilingual communication platform, which provides a secure translation interface where people can translate texts, documents and websites from/into all 24 official EU languages. It powers multilingualism in the digital age by offering users quick and simple tools to meet the multilingual challenges of the German EU Council Presidency.

  • Presidency staff members can use the secure translation interface for instant translation of texts, documents and websites
  • Journalists can quickly translate documents, press releases and local news sites
  • Delegates can participate in multilingual meetings by quickly translating words and phrases during the meeting


Tildes Speech technologies for the Latvian language has made more than 50 public discussions in the Conversation Festival LAMPA available to people with hearing loss. Tilde’s speech recognition technology, entirely carried out by artificial intelligence, allowed individuals to follow events with real-time subtitles.

Subtitles are an essential part of accessibility

Access to information is an essential factor in the quality of life of each individual. For people with a hearing impairment, the only possibility to access information is through sign language or subtitles; but there is the drawback — they are not always available, and are especially rare for the smaller, complex languages. Inese Immure, The Vice-President of the Latvian Association of the Deaf, explains:

“Unfortunately, the majority of cultural events are unavailable to people with hearing loss, but luckily AI-powered technologies can improve the terms for those individuals to take part in society.”

Tilde is one of the pioneers…


Healthcare has been one of the countless beneficiaries of the revolutionary advances that widespread computing has brought. Fast, efficient data organization, storage, and access that have greatly sped up the medical enterprise, yet many low hanging fruits remain hanging. Chief among those is the increased application of technologies that can process speech.

In this post, we’ll share with you how speech technology can improve healthcare in the three following ways. (1) Speech technology can be used to improve the efficiency of medical personnel. (2) Voice-based interactions for patients and hospital visitors can simplify access to information and speed up the…

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