Machine translation and interpreting: opportunity or threat?

no-way-out-714993-mJust a few weeks after Microsoft announced the launch of Skype Translator, Google has come up with an upgraded version of Google Translator for mobile devices which will provide simultaneous translation of conversations between users.

Will this spell the end of simultaneous interpreting provided by human interpreters?

We’ll see…

Maria Perramon

About Maria Perramon

I’m a freelance conference interpreter and a lecturer at the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia, where I teach simultaneous and consecutive interpreting. Both interpreting and teaching involve continuous learning, which is what makes these professions so fascinating.
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