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Generative AI and the Future of Machine Translation

by | July 19, 2023

The board of #AMTA (the Association for Machine Translation in the Americas) is pleased to announce a one-day virtual event, Generative AI and the Future of Machine Translation, to be held on Wednesday, 8 November 2023.

As we approach the first anniversary of the public release of ChatGPT, it is clear that 2023 is an inflection point in the history of MT, NLP, and NLU. This event is intended as a forum for a thoughtful exchange of ideas informed by a year of successes and failures in applying Large Language Models and generative AI to the challenges of cross-lingual communication and data processing.

Like all AMTA events, Generative AI and the Future of Machine Translation will bring together researchers, practitioners, and providers of MT and related cross-lingual technology from academia, industry, and government and will include a keynote talk, expert panel discussions, individual presentations, succinct tutorials for both beginners and more experienced practitioners, networking opportunities, and demonstrations from technology providers.

We are excited to announce that Christian Federmann, Principal Research Manager, Microsoft, and co-author (with Tom Kocmi) of “Large Language Models Are State-of-the-Art Evaluators of Translation Quality” (Link), will present the keynote address.

Registration for the event will open on 1 September 2023 on the AMTA website. Early-bird pricing ($99 for AMTA members / $149 for non-members) will be available until 18 October 2023. After that date, the price will be $129 for members and $179 for non-members. Registration will include access to recordings of the event.