International Conference at the Department of Translation Studies
The rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) poses new challenges for language mediators. As machine translation systems are making great strides and many language services have come to be supported or partially automated by AI, the job market for human translators and interpreters is being redefined. However, humans remain indispensable to the language service industry – not only because they coordinate and correct machine output, but also because they continue to have the upper hand in certain areas of language mediation.
The Department of Translation Studies at the University of Innsbruck takes these developments as a point of departure to invite over 50 international conference participants to reflect on potential tensions emerging between human and machine contributions to creative work in language mediation.