1. What is CotranslatorAI?

CotranslatorAI is a next-generation translation tool designed to help language professionals maximize their efficiency, accuracy, and quality by leveraging state-of-the-art AI technology and offering unparalleled customization and integration across Windows platforms and software.

2. How does CotranslatorAI improve my translation workflow?

CotranslatorAI offers a customized interface tailored to the translator’s workflow, linking your workspace to the AI. It provides access to the latest ChatGPT models, a prompt library for quick access to personalized tacit knowledge, unlimited customized shortcuts (quick prompts), and integration across the Windows environment.

3. Is CotranslatorAI free to use?

Yes! CotranslatorAI is a software that you can use for free, meaning there are no fees associated with using the program itself. However, it relies on OpenAI’s services to function, and OpenAI does charge for the data usage. To use CotranslatorAI, you’ll need to create an account with OpenAI. When you sign up, OpenAI provides you with a small amount of free credit to get started. You can also set a limit on how much data you want to use, which helps you control your expenses. For the typical data volumes used by translators, the cost of using OpenAI’s services is low.

4. How does CotranslatorAI ensure data confidentiality?

CotranslatorAI is installed on your computer and establishes a direct and exclusive end-to-end encrypted connection from your computer to the AI model through the API. This is achieved without any intermediary servers, and no data is sent to us or anywhere else, ensuring that your data remains confidential and secure at all times.

5. How can I create and use customized shortcuts in CotranslatorAI?

You can define an unlimited number of your own customized shortcuts (called quick prompts) which allow you to transform content instantly within your translation workflow. With CotranslatorAI, there’s no need to enter text into the app or ChatGPT – simply use your quick prompts for fast content transformation.

6. Which programs and platforms is CotranslatorAI compatible with?

CotranslatorAI works effortlessly within any program in Windows, including translation management systems like Trados Studio, memoQ, Phrase, and others, both on the desktop or in the browser. Additionally, it integrates with desktop programs like Microsoft Office, and online platforms such as Gmail and social media.

7. How do I get started with CotranslatorAI?

To get started with CotranslatorAI, simply download the app from the Download page and follow the installation instructions.

8. What AI models power CotranslatorAI?

CotranslatorAI is powered by the latest ChatGPT models developed by OpenAI. These advanced AI models are designed to understand and generate human-like text, which greatly enhances the efficiency, accuracy, and quality of your translation work. By staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in AI technology, CotranslatorAI ensures that you have access to the cutting edge of translation tools.

9. What’s the difference between accessing ChatGPT through CotranslatorAI and the public web interface?

OpenAI provides two distinct methods for accessing the GPT model: ChatGPT and the API.

ChatGPT is accessed through a web interface via your browser. The Plus plan, priced at $20/month, includes access to both GPT-3.5 and GPT-4.0 models, with the latter being limited to 25 messages per three hours. This subscription service is designed for general use.

CotranslatorAI, on the other hand, is accessed using an API key that you sign up for separately. It offers GPT-3.5 by default, while GPT-4.0 access is granted on a case-by-case basis. Unlike the ChatGPT Plus plan, CotranslatorAI operates on a pay-as-you-go model, charging you only for the data used. For users with moderate data needs, this option can be more cost-effective.

It’s important to note that these are separate accounts. If you have CotranslatorAI API access and desire ChatGPT Plus, you’ll need to subscribe separately using your other OpenAI account.

10. I have a Mac; do you have CotranslatorAI for Mac? Or is it only for Windows?

It is only a Windows program.

11. I already have an OpenAI account for ChatGPT+. Can I use that with CotranslatorAI?

The OpenAI account you have for ChatGPT+ is completely different from the one you will set up for API access for CotranslatorAI. You can’t use just one account for both.

12. Do you have access to my API key?

No. CotranslatorAI is designed to protect your privacy. We don’t have access to any of your information, including your API key. Furthermore, our email partner MailChimp keeps only your name and email address in a GDPR-compliant way, and you can unsubscribe at your convenience. OpenAI also follows published data privacy standards and doesn’t retain your data.

13. Does CotranslatorAI store my confidential customer data or use it for any other purpose beyond delivering it to OpenAI’s servers?

No, CotranslatorAI does not save or repurpose your confidential customer data. It functions merely as a bridge between you and the OpenAI servers, not interacting with your data or your computer beyond this. Our API calls are sent directly to OpenAI using a secure HTTPS connection.

CotranslatorAI only communicates with our servers under two conditions:

  1. To validate the registration code during your initial registration. This detail is then stored securely in your Windows registry.
  2. To check for CotranslatorAI updates by sharing your installed version information. This usually occurs at each start of CotranslatorAI and can be customized via the update list dialog when updates are available.

Your data privacy is our utmost priority, and we are committed to maintaining this trust.