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TAUS Industry Leaders Forum 2020
June 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Powering Language Data
The forum is a gathering of executives from the buy and supply sides of the global content industry aimed at establishing a global, AI-proof translation ecosystem.
The translation and global content industry is undergoing a transformation as a result of the introduction of AI. The speed with which the machines are improving when fed with the right quality and volumes of data makes translation a near-zero marginal cost type of business. This means that once the right infrastructure is in place, the production of a new translation costs nearly nothing and capacity becomes infinite. In the old way of doing translation, every job is sent down the supply chain of project managers, linguists, reviewers, etcetera, all adding a further cost each and every time a new translation is needed. It is no surprise that the output from the free machines is already thousands of times bigger than the capacity of the ‘old’ industry. Google alone translated 300 trillion words last year, compared to an estimated 200 billion words total output from the professional translation industry.
TAUS invites industry leaders representing the major buyers and providers of language services and technologies to come to Amsterdam to discuss the opportunities and challenges we share as an industry in this transformation towards a completely AI-driven economy.
The Industry Leaders Forum at the TAUS headquarters in Amsterdam will be a one-and-a-half days working meeting with two missions:
- Define a World-Readiness Index
- Define a Language Data Industry Policy