Ethical Issues of Neural Machine Translation

Keywords: ethics, translation, neural machine translation.


The paper is focused on the issues of machine translation ethics. The goal of the present study is to discuss the role of neural machine translation tools from an ethical point of view and their impact on humans. Although traditionally ethics of translation is viewed in terms of sameness and difference, it is human translator who is a party to ethics of translation. It is discussed that translators should rely on technology as a helpful leverage in their job, since it allows them to be faster and more productive. On the other hand, we take an interest in examining the extent to which translation technology tools are given power. Neural machine translators can be unsupervised by humans, therefore viewed as a party to ethics of translation.


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Zasiekin, S., & Vakuliuk, S. (2020). Ethical Issues of Neural Machine Translation. Psycholinguistics in a Modern World, 15, 81-83.