The Reluctant Translator — Why Translators Should Not Fear Smart Machines

Track: Community | C8 |
Friday, November 3, 2017, 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Held in: Mission City Meeting Room 2
Paula Estrella - RWS Moravia 
Spence Green - Lilt 
Jost Zetzsche - International Writers’ Group, LLC
Moderator: Jan Grodecki

Let’s open the dialog between translators and tool providers.

Language service providers (LSPs), tool providers and translators: let’s talk tech. In this panel discussion, we aim to unite all parties in the localization tools ecosystem and break down the barriers to tool use. We want to understand how translators feel about tool improvements and machine translation (MT), and what frustrations LSPs have with their teams’ tool adoption. We will challenge your assumptions about automation, broaden your understanding of the present and future of MT and help you make more informed business decisions — regardless of your role. If you’ve ever struggled with tool features — either understanding them or getting translators to use them — come to this panel discussion!