M.INTerpreting - A communicative approach to exploring Machine Interpreting in conference settings
In recent years, speech translation has gained momentum thanks to the swift advances in artificial intelligence. The dramatic improvements in the quality of automatic transcription and interlingual translation have led to the development of experimental and commercial applications for use in non-professional and semi-professional environments, and they are expected to enter professional settings at some point in the near future. National and international institutions, for example, are currently looking at the implementation of such technologies to support multilingual communication.
Speech translation has the potential to increase the communicative inclusion of both people with hearing impairment, learning disabilities and cognitive restrictions as well as of people that do not share the language of the community they are living in.