The State of Machine Translation

Track:
Science
What:
Panel
When:
Saturday Aug 12   06:00 PM to 07:30 PM (1 hour 30 minutes)
Where:
Messukeskus - 101d
Tags:
translations AI computer science
What is the current state of machine translation? The rough-n-ready web page translation provided by Google, the apps you speak into, film dubbing/sub-titling, and translating SF books themselves all present unique technical challenges. If machine translation is commonplace, will fewer people learn English (or Chinese) as a lingua franca, and will the American cultural steam-roller's effects be reduced? We’ll also look at the risks and benefits of translation making foreign countries less foreign to visitors.
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Translator
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Translator, teacher, writer