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AI Translation Leader Wordly Announces Upgrade and MPI Partnership

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Wordly, aGraphic of International Mother Language Day. leading provider of AI-powered real-time live translation for meetings and events, launched Wordly 3.0, which adds natural-sounding voices and other translation features to its popular platform that has been used at major meetings industry conferences such as IMEX America and MPI WEC

The Silicon Valley-based company also announced a partnership with MPI and revealed that it has surpassed the 1.5 million user milestone. 

Wordly said the announcement of the new version was made in tandem with the February 21 United Nations- and UNESCO-designated International Mother Language Day, which promotes the awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. 

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According to Wordly, in addition to the enhanced audio capabilities, the 3.0 version of its popular platform offers the following enhancements: 

  • Customizable glossaries: Increases translation quality by controlling how industry specific terminology and names are translated. 
  • Video subtitling: Extends use of on-demand video content to global audiences. 
  • Transcript translation: Creates written records of meetings in 26 languages. 
  • Developer APIs: Enables video conference and event management platforms to easily add live translation and captions powered by Wordly. 
  • Enterprise security and privacy: Adherence to industry best practices and SOC 2 data management compliance. 

AI Translation Ascending 

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Lakshman Rathnam

Wordly cited translation research conducted by Dimensional Research indicating that 72% of meeting and event planners expect to see an increase in the frequency of multilingual meetings and events, and 76% reporting they are increasing their use of translation in order to increase attendee inclusion and engagement as well as event attendance and attendee satisfaction. 

“The research shows there is strong demand for flexible ways to offer live translation and Wordly is filling the gap with our easy-to-use, on-demand solution,” said Lakshman Rathnam, CEO of Wordly, in a press release announcing the launch. “We believe the key to bridging the multilingual meeting language gap is making it easy and affordable for organizations of all sizes to offer live translation and support their DEI initiatives.” 

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MPI DEI Initiative Partnership 

Wordly also announced a partnership with MPI to bring live translation to the association’s 60,000 members across 75 countries. The partnership will enable attendees at both in-person and virtual events to select from the 26 translation languages currently available from Wordly. 

“MPI is committed to leading and empowering our global meeting and event community to change the world,” said Jessie States, vice president of the MPI Academy, in a prepared statement. “When participants experience education in their native languages, they have better learning outcomes and are better able to apply new skills to their world-changing events. Wordly removes language barriers that prevent our community from experiencing equitable education and networking across regions and borders.” 

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