E.g., 09/29/2020
E.g., 09/29/2020
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MT is revolutionizing the localization industry, helping to boost translation productivity and optimize the localization process. At the same time, MT technology is itself undergoing vast changes as new methods are introduced for training and higher-quality MT engines emerge.

This webinar addresses the question of what the next generation of MT services will look like, and what this means for LSPs and for MT providers. Additionally, the presenter describes what localization companies should ask from their MT providers—and what MT providers will ask from them—to get the maximum benefit from MT.

This webinar is part of the Research and Innovation Action "Quality Translation 21 (QT21)." This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 program for ICT under grant agreement no. 645452.

Rihards Kalniņš

Rihards Kalniņš is a Business Development Manager at Tilde, a leading European language technology company, where he leads the Machine Translation group, overseeing MT sales, marketing, partnerships, and product development. In 2015, he managed the development of a multilingual communication tool and MT service for the EU Presidency. He serves an active role in the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) project and is organizing the European Association of Machine Translation (EAMT) annual conference this spring in Riga, Latvia. A former Fulbright scholar, Rihards holds a BA in philosophy and has written articles on language technology for various publications, including The Guardian and EurActiv.com.