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Going beyond translating text
#2022TEF will be a hybrid event with 400 participants present in Brussels and 2000 online.
Translation and language technologies make it easier for people to access information. A tool for mutual understanding between cultures, translation is one of the invisible powers behind globalisation and economic growth. The wide availability of virtually free MT engines has seen overall translation volumes go through the roof as the world becomes ever more interconnected. Yet despite this “technological revolution”, demand for skilled translation professionals is growing.
#2022TEF will show how technology, coupled with the specialist skills and knowledge of translation professionals, is making the world a more interconnected, accessible and user-friendly place. Translation continues to help businesses reach foreign clients, with the audio-visual sector taking on increasing prominence. Emerging language technologies such as speech-to-text and automated speech recognition help people in crisis situations overcome language barriers, bring them more diverse foreign news content and allow them to enjoy films in different languages. Technology means we can dream big, but humans – with our irreplaceable creativity – remain centre-stage.