Women in Localization


WLEC: Finding Harmony: Translators and AI

June 16 @ 12:00 PM - 13:30 PM

Four expert panelists from the worlds of academia, freelance translation and LSPs answer all your questions about translation and AI.

Following the success of our event Demystifying AI and NMT for Language Professionals, we’ve brought together four expert panelists to continue the conversation. From the worlds of academia, freelance translation and LSPs, these industry professionals are here to answer all of your questions and share their first-hand experiences.

Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 p.m. ET

Location: Online

Our panelists

Emre Akkas, Former LSP CEO/CTO, currently on sabbatical

From 2009 to 2020, Emre founded, grew and exited Globalme, a technology-focused language service company. He believes that embracing the capabilities of machines is the best way to survive through the AI era. According to Emre, languages, linguists and translators are all here to stay, but certainly not the way we know them today.

Joss Moorkens, Associate Professor, Dublin City University

Joss is an associate professor and chair of postgraduate translation programs at the School of Applied Language and Intercultural Studies at Dublin City University. He is also a Funded Investigator with the ADAPT Centre and a member of the Centre for Translation and Textual Studies. He has authored over 50 journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers on translation technology, user interaction with and evaluation of machine translation, translator precarity, and translation ethics.

Jane Nemcova, Executive leader in AI and machine learning

Jane recently served as Managing Director of Lionbridge AI until May 2020, when it was acquired for $935M. She is currently developing an AI startup, serving as COO, as well as advising AI data companies, and teaching an introduction to AI for graduate students at Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Jane is an expert in artificial intelligence, language and data support operations, and strategies for enhancing global social impact in the area of text, speech, imaging, geo and search.

Peng Wang, Localization expert, database specialist, language cultural expert

Peng is the convener for EDUinLOC, a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, and a freelance conference interpreter with the Translation Bureau. She conducted corpus-based translation studies at the University of Liverpool and worked in the Corpus Research Lab at Northern Arizona University. Peng’s current research interests include human learning vs. machine learning, machine translation risk management, terminology and multilingual data analysis.


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