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Artificial Intelligence and the Interpreter

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20 Tavistock Square

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A thought-provoking exploration of the disruptive power of artificial intelligence in the interpreting industry.

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How will artificial intelligence change the interpreting profession? The implications for the market, interpreter training and the delivery of interpreting services could be profound. In this day-long symposium experts in the field will explain how advanced current speech-to-speech translation solutions are, what the challenges are, how AI can support human interpreters, and what we can expect in the future.

A non-profit event for interpreters, researchers, students, journalists, AI/technology enthusiasts and members of the general public with an interest in the subject.

Draft programme:

9:00-9:30 Registration with coffee

9:30 Welcome - Monika Kokoszycka, AIIC Advisory Board Member for UK & Ireland

9:40 Artificial Intelligence and Human Insight: the Importance of Understanding What You’re Saying - Dr Marek Kohn, science writer, UK

10:00 Keynote: Automated Speech Translation: Challenges and Approaches - Dr Jan Niehues, Assistant Professor, Department of Data Science and Knowledge Engineering, University of Maastricht, Netherlands

10:40 coffee break

11:00 Automated Speech Translation in the Production Setting: Scale, Uses and Edge Cases - Dr William Lewis, Principal PM Architect, Microsoft Translator, US

11:45 Q&A and discussion - Jan Niehues and William Lewis

12:30 lunch break

13:45 The Big Bad Wolf or the Interpreter's Friend? The Implications of AI for Interpreter Support and Training

Presentation - Dr Claudio Fantinuoli, Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies, University of Mainz, Germany

Panel discussion - Claudio Fantinuoli; Dr Ildikó Horváth, President of the European Masters in Conference Interpreting consortium, Department of Translation and Interpreting, ELTE University, Hungary; speaker from the Directorate‑General for Interpretation (DG SCIC, tbc), European Commission, Belgium

14:45 coffee break

15:05 Panel discussion: AI and Interpreting in the Future: Disruption, Perception and Reality

Naomi Bowman, CEO of DS-Interpretation, Inc., Belgium / US; Dr Marcin Feder, Head of the Speech-to-Text Unit, Directorate-General for Translation (DG TRAD), European Parliament, Belgium; Thomas Jayes, Head of Strategy and Communication, Advisor to the Director General, Directorate-General for Logistics and Interpretation for Conferences (DG LINC), European Parliament, Belgium; Antonio Paoletti, Head of the Meeting Services and Interpretation Section, Conference Division at the International Maritime Organisation (United Nations), UK; Klaus Ziegler, Coordinator of the AIIC Technical and Health Committee, Germany

16:50 Closing - Monika Kokoszycka

17:00 End of conference

The conference hashtag: #AInterpLondon2020

The registration fee includes coffee breaks and lunch. Spaces are limited.

This event will be live streamed and recorded (no tickets required).

AIIC Members, Candidates and Pre-candidates are invited to a debrief meeting on 22 March.

Please note: Inclusion of any third-party providers in AIIC meetings/events is for the information of participants only. Such third-party providers are not related in any way to AIIC, its Regions, Groups or Committees. AIIC neither endorses nor approves any product or service they provide.

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