Interview with Bernd Korz - CEO at alugha

Shauli Zacks Shauli Zacks

SafetyDetectives spoke with Bernd Korz, the CEO and co-founder of alugha, about multilingual video solutions, data privacy and security considerations, AI and video content, and more. 

What motivated you to co-found alugha?

As the CEO and co-founder of alugha, a company established in 2014, my vision has been to overcome language barriers and enabling effective global communication. I recognized the growing need for a solution that could seamlessly translate and adapt videos into multiple languages, and alugha was born out of that motivation. I believe that language should not be a barrier in today’s interconnected world, and alugha aims to empower businesses and individuals to connect with audiences worldwide.

What features make alugha stand out in the industry?

With over 10 years of experience in the field of multilingual video production, alugha stands out from the increasing number of companies that simply build frontends for translation APIs without any real innovation.

Our AI-supported workflow empowers users to leverage advanced technology for effortless video translation. The AI automatically generates accurate captions, subtitles, and audio tracks in multiple languages, offering an efficient and precise localization solution. By eliminating the need for extensive manual translation efforts, businesses can effortlessly connect with global audiences.

Furthermore, our platform goes beyond translation by fostering collaboration among teammates located worldwide. With real-time updates and instant synchronization, team members can work together on the same project, making edits and seeing changes instantly. This streamlined approach eliminates the hassles of file sharing and back-and-forth communication, optimizing the entire localization process.

In addition to our AI capabilities, our multilingual video hosting platform ensures a seamless and intuitive user experience. Viewers can effortlessly switch between languages, enhancing accessibility and allowing them to consume content in their preferred language. At alugha, we are committed to innovation and providing cutting-edge solutions that redefine the multilingual video production landscape.

How are multilingual video solutions influencing the digital content creation industry?

Multilingual video solutions have had a profound impact on the digital content creation industry. They enable businesses to reach and engage global audiences, regardless of language barriers. By translating and adapting video content into multiple languages, businesses can effectively communicate their message and build connections with diverse audiences worldwide. This expansion of reach and engagement opens up new opportunities for growth and global market penetration.

Moreover, multilingual video solutions foster inclusivity and accessibility. They ensure that content is available to individuals who may not be proficient in the video’s original language. This inclusivity not only enhances user experience but also demonstrates a commitment to serving diverse communities and fostering global connections.

How do data privacy and security considerations impact the video technology industry?

The impact of data privacy and security considerations in the video technology industry is significant. Many companies are faced with uncertainties regarding the usage of videos on their websites and intranets, as most free hosting platforms do not meet the stringent requirements set forth by GDPR. This leaves businesses in a dilemma, unsure of how to handle video content while ensuring compliance with data protection regulations.

We have taken proactive measures to address these concerns by implementing stringent protocols and advanced encryption measures. By doing so, we provide our users with a secure environment for hosting their videos, alleviating the worries of data breaches and unauthorized access.

By prioritizing data privacy and security, alugha empowers businesses to leverage the power of videos without compromising on the protection of user data. Our comprehensive platform offers a range of features, including self-hosted analytics, to provide a secure and GDPR compliant environment for hosting and managing videos.

How has the rise of deepfakes affected alugha’s approach to video content and its authenticity?

The rise of deepfakes has raised significant concerns about video content authenticity. We understand the importance of maintaining trust and combating the spread of misleading information. We have implemented rigorous content moderation processes to detect and prevent the presence of deepfakes on our platform. Our dedicated team closely monitors user-generated content to ensure authenticity and prevent the dissemination of harmful or misleading videos. We prioritize the security and reliability of our platform to provide users with a trustworthy video experience.

How is AI and machine learning impacting the way we interact with video content?

AI and machine learning have revolutionized the way we interact with video content. These technologies enable us to enhance content discoverability, personalize recommendations, and improve accessibility. Machine learning algorithms power personalized recommendations based on user preferences, creating a more tailored viewing experience. AI also plays a vital role in improving accessibility by automating transcription and translation services, providing subtitles and multilingual options. Additionally, AI and machine learning streamline video editing processes, enabling automated tasks such as video enhancement and scene recognition. At alugha, we leverage these technologies to enrich the overall viewing experience and ensure our platform remains at the forefront of innovation.

About the Author

About the Author

Shauli Zacks is a tech enthusiast who has reviewed and compared hundreds of programs in multiple niches, including cybersecurity, office and productivity tools, and parental control apps. He enjoys researching and understanding what features are important to the people using these tools.