[LIVE WEBINAR] AI: Adopt it or Die. The Unspoken Threat or Opportunity for LSPs

26 Sep 2024
08:00 AM to 09:00 AM
Pacific Standard Time (Mexico) (UTC-08:00)

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Throughout 2023, the interpretation and localization industry has been dominated by the dreaded ‘human or AI’ question, with both sides jumping to defend their place in the debate. But is it really helpful to see the two solutions through the lens of direct competition, or incompatibility? And what happens when we ask a client of language interpretation herself – more importantly, one whose organization is successfully using both human interpreters and AI speech translation for their various communication needs?

In this fireside chat, Valeria Cannavina – Linguistic AI Consultant at RWS– will be sitting down with KUDO CEO Fardad Zabetian to offer a real-world perspective on how to identify when a meeting or event calls for human interpreters or AI translation, using examples from her own organization.

The value of this session lies above all in its objectivity; we aim to provide a break from a speaking line-up that heavily focuses on industry experts by bringing in the context of a real-world end user. Through an interview-style format, we will cover the background of how Valeria came to use both solutions in her organization, where she perceives the advantages of each solution to be as a buyer, and how other organizations can leverage both solutions to make their communication more inclusive, global, and engaging.

Host organization: KUDO, Inc.

Event Speakers

Fardad Zabetian
KUDO, Inc.

A visionary entrepreneur, Fardad has founded and placed two companies among the fastest growing business in America. He has also expanded to key markets over Europe and Asia. Fardad is no stranger to big challenges. In 2012, he was part of the design and roll-out a complete makeover of the United Nation’s meeting facilities, including the general assembly hall in New York. He has also played a key supporting role as a high-end equipment provider to various iterations of the IMF/ World Bank Annual Meetings and several European Institutions. in 2016, Fardad co-founded AVAtronics, a Swiss technology company focusing on active noise canceling technology with applications in headphones, smart speakers, conferencing and smart TVs. in 2017, Fardad founded KUDO, where he now takes the meeting experience beyond the room to connect business and people in true border-less fashion, without language or geographic constraints.

Valeria cannavina

Valeria is a seasoned Solutions Consultant with a passion for bridging technology and human expertise in the AI space. With more than 15 years of experience, she has successfully delivered high-quality solutions that drive business growth, and led several strategic initiatives at RWS such as the MTPE Certification program that made a significant impact in the world of language services.