FOCUS SESSION: AI is a game changer. AI is built on data. Half of that data is textual. Textual data is always multilingual. Unfortunately, most of us are excluded from the benefits of AI applications, since they only support English or Chinese. AI vendors typically claim their systems could be trained with any language, but this stays too often a theoretical possibility. We will discuss with leading AI executives how to architecture AI applications so that multilingual does not become an expensive (or impossible) afterthought.