OCTOBER 10-12, 2023

LocWorld50 Silicon Valley

Learning from the Past: Planning for the Future

Process Innovation Challenge at LocWorld50: Finalists Announced


There were over twenty submissions for PIC#15. They reflect the pivot to AI and generative innovations as well as a focus on context, African languages, and transcreation powered by LLMs, and AI engines as linguistic conflict resolvers.  Congratulations to the finalists! They are:

  1. Gabriel Fairman, Bureau Works: Generative Language Engine
  2. Catarina Farinha, Unbabel: Content Transcreation Layer for Cultural Awareness using Responsible Generative AI
  3. Sheriff Issak, African Languages Lab: All Voices: Empowering Text and Audio Data Collection and Validation for Low-Resourced Languages
  4. Emily Randall, Uber: Quill: Bringing context to the “Point of Translation
  5. Mathijs Sonnemans, Blackbird International: Setting up Custom LLM Orchestrations in Minutes
  6. Ágnes Varga, memoQ: Adaptive Generative Translation (AGT)

 From Dave Ruane, PIC chair:

I want to extend our thanks to all those innovators who entered PIC #15. We appreciate your effort in submitting. We are also delighted to have three fantastic dragons join us for the final: previous dragons Erik Vogt and Ben Cornelius were joined by PIC advisory board member, Alessandra Binazzi.  The final in Silicon Valley should be a fantastic show and a must attend for anyone interested in seeing what is actually innovating in our industry. See you there!

The final round takes place on Wednesday, the 11th of October 2023 at LocWorld50 Silicon Valley.

You can watch the final round of the competition and vote for the “Innovator of the Year – USA” award by registering for LocWorld50 Silicon Valley. The PIC#15 preliminary rounds can be viewed online.

NOTE: Voting for the final round will be split between the PIC dragons and the PIC audience and performed in line with the PIC values of fairness and transparency.