I shall say this only once

Unbabel Newsletter #019 — Thursday, 7 June 2018

Original strip by Tetley Clarke

Dear earthling,

Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once.

As of this morning, I managed to get my hands into the top secret, ultra secreto, documents containing the latest updates on the Unbabel Annual Event. 
 
 Now, because this information deserves to be public, I just got the necessary security clearance to share it with you. So here’s my major scoop:

🔥 Microsoft,GoCardless, Farfetch, GitLab, and many others will be joining us in Lisbon this June 21st. See all the confirmed speakers.

🌎 You’re also about to find out the topics that we’ll be covering at the event. From personalisation at scale to entering new markets, from marketing to customer success, it’s all here.

👀 And last, but definitely not least, here’s a glimpse of our venue:

Okay, now if you haven’t registered yet, please do so as we have limited spaces. Register here to join us on June 21st at the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Lisbon. 
 
 See you there?


What else is new?

💪 Unbabel partners with Microsoft Dynamics 365
 
 As of today, Microsoft Dynamics 365 users can integrate translation directly into their workflow by connecting with Unbabel’s solution, now available at Microsoft AppSource. Now companies using Microsoft Dynamics 365 for customer support will be able to understand and be understood by their customers in up to 28 languages. Read all about it here.

🗽 New case-study with our friends from CityPASS
 
 A few weeks ago we had a chat with our friends from CityPASS about how they successfully cut translation costs in half with Unbabel’s API integration, and shortened turn-around time of translations from 1 month to under 24 hours. This is the result.

🎙 Interviews with world-class journalists at GEN Summit
 
 To tell you the truth, our team was a bit starstruck at GEN Summit last week. I mean, it’s not every day that you get to meet journalists from the New York Times, Quartz, or The Washington Post. But we managed to put ourselves together and we did a bunch of interesting interviews that will be published soon. Keep an eye on The Understanding. ​



Consume more content 📝

Anjali Sud was rejected from dozens of investment banks. Now she’s the CEO of Vimeo
 As a senior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton business school, Anjali Sud applied to dozens of jobs in investment banking. She didn’t get any. Now she’s the CEO of Vimeo.
 
 AI Winter Is Well On Its Way
 Deep learning has been at the forefront of the so-called AI revolution for quite a few years now, and many people had believed that it is the silver bullet that will take us to the world of wonders of technological singularity (general AI). But how far are from the AI revolution?
 
 The Different Words We Use to Describe Male and Female Leaders
 He’s “analytical” or “arrogant.” She’s “compassionate” or “inept.” These are the kind of words we usually use to describe male and female leaders. An interesting look on how these differences in language can influence the outcome in real life. 
 
 Deep Confusion: Tensions Lingered Within Google Over DeepMind
 When Google unveiled its plan to form an Alphabet holding company in 2015, it was pitched as a way to ensure Google’s blue-sky bets in areas like self-driving cars and health care could flourish under independent leadership. One business that hoped to capitalize on the new arrangement was the London-based artificial intelligence startup DeepMind, which Google had acquired a year earlier. But three years after the restructuring, DeepMind’s status within Alphabet remains unsettled.
 
 Portugal’s OutSystems raises $360M from KKR and Goldman Sachs
 It’s not often you get the words “Lisbon”, and “$360 million” in the same sentence when it comes to startups, but that’s exactly what happened this week with the news that OutSystems — a player in low-code rapid application development which is based between Atlanta, London and Lisbon — has raised $360 million in an investment round from KKR and Goldman Sachs.
 
 Tesla can change so much with over-the-air updates that it’s messing with some owners’ heads
 Praise for a recent software fix to the Model 3’s braking is met with worry that different update slowed some customers’ cars.
 
 Why Rich Kids Are So Good at the Marshmallow Test
 Affluence — not willpower — seems to be what’s behind some kids’ capacity to delay gratification.