There is an ever-growing divide between cutting-edge technology and customers. Many are still trying to catch up with the digital revolution. Figuring out which technology to invest in is itself a vexing problem, especially in the localization industry. AI and machine learning (ML) are exacerbating this phenomenon. In this talk, Chris Wendt, Group Program Manager for Machine Translation at Microsoft and David Čaněk, Memsource CEO, will explain how this gap is affecting product offerings. They will discuss practical ways to bridge the gap, with the aim of helping customers better position where AI/ML belongs in their operations.
Chris Wendt graduated as Diplom-Informatiker from the University of Hamburg, Germany, and subsequently spent a decade on software internationalization for a multitude of Microsoft products, including Windows, Internet Explorer, MSN and Windows Live – bringing these products to market with equal functionality worldwide. Since 2005 he is leading the program management team for Microsoft’s Machine Translation development, responsible for Microsoft Translator services, including Bing Translator and Skype Translator, connecting Microsoft’s research activities with its practical use in services and applications. He is based at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington.