A bit of a hotchpotch – How modern technologies can focus on self-organisation
Blockchain. APIs. Artificial intelligence. These words are often repeated but little explained. Yet they can also chain the translation landscape. Smart contracts release funds on delivery. Autonomous organisations can be formed without management. Digital currencies can be created to trade capacities. You can get in charge of your own credentials. Middleware enables the standardisation without losing competition. API-based applications can be programmed in a matter of minutes. Machine learning mimics human behaviour without having to understand it. But they seem all so distant. Are they?
There is no one single future for translators or translation companies. My goal is to give you an overview of some of the fantastic possibilities which may or may not be adopted by this industry.