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Published: 11 May 2021

Dr Claudio Fantinuoli delivers lecture on Human-Machine Interaction in the Interpreting Workflow

The Centre for Translation Studies (CTS) is delighted to announce a new event as part of the Convergence lecture series. Dr Claudio Fantinuoli will give a lecture online on the the topic of Human-Machine Interaction in the Interpreting Workflow. The event will take place online on Wednesday 26 May 2021, 15:30 BST.

Speaker's short bio: Dr Claudio Fantinuoli is researcher and lecturer at the University of Mainz and Head of Innovation at KUDO Inc. He researches in the area of Natural Language Processing applied to human and machine interpreting (computer-assisted interpreting, speech recognition, speech translation). He lectures Language Technologies and Conference Interpreting at the University of Mainz and at the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna. He is the founder of InterpretBank.

Abstract of the lecture: Artificial Intelligence is becoming integral part of computer-assisted interpreting (CAI) tools and is now allowing machine learning to enter the workflow of professional interpreters. CAI tools can create ad-hoc linguistic resources, suggest translations, numbers and proper names in real-time and automatize several aspects around the service provision. In this presentation I will discuss the promise of AI for the interpreting profession, its potentials and risks.

Event details: The event will take place online on Wednesday 26 May 2021, 15:30 BSTRegistration is free and can be done on this Eventbrite webpage.

More information about the Convergence lecture series can be found in this news article.

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