New members sign up to Czech association

The EUATC’s Czech member Asociace českých překladatelských agentur (ACTA) has recruited two new members to its ranks.

Prague-based Easytalk sro and Orange Tree with offices in Prague, Brno and Plzeň were admitted into membership during ACTA’s recent General Meeting held in the offices of the Czech Chamber of Commerce. The association now has eleven members.

Speaking about the new members ACTA President Radka Vegrichtova said: “We are delighted to be able to welcome on board two such well-respected language service companies.

“The association offers a safe space where issues of common concern can be discussed and, where there are external threats, collective joint action can be taken to support LSCs operating in the Czech Republic.”

Apart from electing two new members, a packed General Meeting took time to consider the impact of machine translation and the growing presence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the language industry environment.

“All ACTA members have embraced machine translation technology,” commented Vegrichtova. “The use of ChatGPT and DeepL is growing, although our members believe that DeepL has the edge when it comes to eastern European languages. AI is a genie that cannot be put back in the bottle, but the general consensus of our meeting was that developments are happening at such a break-neck speed, that it is better stand back and observe before investing in the technology.”