Kató Speak: How Translators without Borders Is Using Technology to Reach the Most Vulnerable

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Kató Speak: How Translators without Borders Is Using Technology to Reach the Most Vulnerable
Track: TAUS | TS3 | SPLIT SESSION |
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 2:45pm – 3:45pm
Held in: Kelantan
Presenter:
Mirko Plitt - Translators without Borders
Host: Anne-Maj van der Meer

In this session we will demonstrate Translators without Borders’ translation memory for voice data in Rohingya. This innovation uses technology to communicate life-saving information effectively with low literacy audiences in humanitarian crises. The data collected will also be used to develop language technology in marginalized languages.

Takeaways: Attendees will hear innovative ways to use voice technology; learn how Translators without Borders overcame difficulties in working with voice data for marginalized languages; and understand ways that this might be useful in more commercial applications.