Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 14:45 to 15:45


Multilingual Virtual Assistants: Research, Applications, and Scaling to 1,000 Languages

Even as we approach the point in which there will be more virtual assistants than people in the world, major virtual assistants still only support a small fraction of the world’s languages. This limitation is driven by the lack of labeled data, the expense associated with human-based quality assurance, model maintenance and update costs, and more. Innovation is how we will jump these hurdles.

(Machine) Translation with a Vision: Shaping a Translation Ecosystem in a Biotech Company

How do you introduce Machine Translation in one of the world’s largest biotech companies? By having a vision that goes beyond machine translation. By understanding your stakeholders’ real needs. And by starting small while thinking big. That is what Roche Language Services did when they started on their journey of evaluating and introducing Roche-trained secure machine translation in over 20 language directions.