In the 21st century, professional human translators are no longer the sole viable option for processing content into new languages. Two newer technologies, machine translation and crowdsourcing, can be used to supplement translation efforts.
Today’s global landscape requires the fast, effective turnaround of ever-changing content that needs to be shared across countries and multi-lingual communities. Translation is crucial to keeping this process running smoothly. Agencies could be saving a lot of time and resources by fully harnessing a three-tiered system of translation, using not only professional individuals but also machine programs and crowdsourced translators. They need to take advantage of resources like social media and rapidly changing technology to ensure a streamlined yet effective process of identity verification that still meets security needs.