Interpretation is at the verge of a third technical revolution. This will bring about a deeper integration of technology in the interpreter workstation. 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 in real-time translations, numbers and proper names 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.
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. 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.