Troublesome Terps

18: UTIC Live Webinar - Machine Interpreting Revisited

January 20th, 2018  •  1 hr 6 mins  •  Download (54.5 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Revisiting the subject of our very first episode, we will fulfil our brief to cover the topics that keep interpreters up at night. In this webinar, we tackle the controversial topic of Machine Interpreting. “Universal translation” apps, gizmos and gadgets from small startups and even heavyweights like Google have been mushrooming recently. Many people in our industry are wondering whether it is only a matter of time before interpreters made of flesh and blood will be replaced by machines. Jonathan and the two Alexanders confront the ghosts of interpreting past, present and future and give their two cents (or pence, plus VAT) on how technological progress will impact professional interpreters.