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Host: Bernie Byrne

Speaker: Judy King (Innovations Director, BBC monitoring)

Date and Time: Friday 20th September 2019, 9:30 – 10:15

BBC Monitoring has been enabling journalists to keep track of who is saying what in over 150 countries and 100 languages since 1939.

Innovations Director Judy King recounts the fascinating journey of automation, machine translation and artificial intelligence in the service of global news monitoring.

Speech-to-text transcription and MT shifting the focus from collection and translation to insight and analysis, entity extraction for spotting connections, and automated summarisation for a wider range of stories.

This is AI and MT enabling global communications.

 

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