Invited talk: Research for interpreter-centred technology

Tomorrow, on 25 Feb 2022 at 12-13:30 CET, Francesca will give an invited talk in the seminar series Technologies for Translation and Interpreting: Challenges and Latest Developments organised by the European Master’s in Technology for Translation and Interpreting (EM TTI).

The title of her talk is:

Research for interpreter-centred technology— The case of the AI-powered RSI platform SmarTerp

Abstract

The lack of consideration of interpreters’ (and translators’) needs in the design of new technological tools has been a major concern of professionals in the T&I industry. This concern has been at the heart of SmarTerp — the remote simultaneous interpreting (RSI) platform powered by artificial intelligence (AI). Thanks to the research efforts of an interdisciplinary team, interpreters’ needs and requirements were incorporated into all stages of SmarTerp’s iterative design and development. This talk presents this cutting-edge technology and sheds light into how research made its interpreter-centred development possible. It will conclude with some reflections on the role of research in the increasing technologisation of the interpreting profession.

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