Webinar Series: Neural Machine Translation: The Past – The Present – The Future


Webinar Series: Neural Machine Translation: The Past – The Present – The Future

  • Dates: Thursday, 21 May, 28 May, 4 June
  • Time: 4pm (UK) / 11am (ET) / 8am (PT)
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Presenter: Dr. John Tinsley

Iconic is pleased to announce a new 3-part webinar series, Neural Machine Translation: The Past, The Present, The Future. Hosted by our CEO and MT Expert, Dr. John Tinsley, the series will cover the relatively short history of Neural MT from its beginnings a few years ago, through to its rapid rise to the state-of-the-art, and will culminate with a look forward to what the future holds.

Each webinar will be a short 20-minute talk by John followed by the opportunity to ask questions. Although the theme covers a cutting-edge technology, the series will be accessible, practical, and will leave attendees with a clear picture of the trends in Neural MT research and development, and where it’s headed.

The Past

The first webinar takes place on Thursday, 21st May. It will cover the origins of Neural MT, its initial big splash on the scene and the subsequent hype that followed. We will then look at how it grew quickly from a research prototype, to the state-of-the-art production solution and some of the drivers behind the evolution.

The Present

Following on from that, on Thursday, 28th May, the second webinar will take a look at where we are today. Over the past 2 years, our popular blog series, The Neural MT Weekly, has seen more than 80 articles covering key topics in Neural MT. We will summarise which areas have received the most attention from leading researchers and developers, and give the lay of the technology landscape today.

The Future

Finally, on Thursday, 11th June, we look into our crystal ball to see what the future holds for Neural MT. A lot of progress has been made in the last 5 years but most likely we have plateaued in terms of big quality leaps. Instead, the focus is on optimisation, efficiency, and others that have typically received less attention (no pun intended!). We’ll look at what trends we expect to see over the coming years and where the technology is headed.

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