Translation services provider TranslateMe has announced a beta testing partnership with New View, forming its first such collaboration. New View’s translation bot operates in the Discord messaging application and has more than 400,000 active users. In a conversation with Neo News Today, TranslateMe founder Ryan Lloyd said:
“We are very excited about the opportunity to test our machine translation API on such a popular bot on Discord. We’re looking forward to real-time feedback on the usage stats of our API. Once we have some decent reporting in place, we will also share this information.”
The New View Discord Translator is a downloadable plug-in that offers text translation and other features directly within the Discord application. The free version allows users to translate up to 5,000 total characters into two languages. The premium version costs US $10 for 200,000 characters and up to 50 languages.
According to TranslateMe, the translation market is currently worth an estimated $40 billion and is expected to grow at a rate of 19% annually. TranslateMe says its platform offers a market advantage because of its lower costs and incentive-driven machine translation algorithm that learns from human corrections. Regarding New View as a beta tester, Lloyd said:
“It’s a perfect example of the type of customer we will aim to convert from larger competitors like Google and Microsoft. New View loves our privacy policies and the price points we are promising in the future.”
TranslateMe is an instant translation service that has been in the Neo ecosystem since 2018. The service utilizes a trustless protocol that leverages machine translation and blockchain technology. Through machine learning and human validation, content is said to be translated with 99.9% accuracy. Human validators can suggest improvements, review each other’s edits, and vote on the most accurate translations.
New View focuses on developing tooling for online communication. The company was founded in 2017 and released its first Discord translation bot in March 2018. Users can visit its How To wiki page to learn more about using the New View Discord Translator bot.