Ágnes Kmilcsik: Never send a human to do a machine’s job

BP19 Translation Conference - Ágnes Kmilcsik - Never send a human to do a machine's job

My brain was not developed by evolution for all through those thousands of years to do what tools can do. Neither was yours. It was developed to recognize patterns and use them to make tools that will do the job for us. Don’t cut wood with a nail file. Have chainsaws built. And yes, we still talk about translation.

In my presentation I will try to show how to recognize patterns upon which you can ‘delegate’ part of the ‘non-translatable’ errands and frustrating ‘repetitions’ and give you practical examples ranging from simple Excel sheets through online tools to intricate (but easy to create) CAT project templates that will save time and capacity.

Let’s maximize the impact of our human intelligence as a translator and never send a human to do a machine’s job again.

BP19 Translation Conference - Ágnes Kmilcsik

This session is scheduled for Thursday, 2 May 2019.

The exact time and room will be announced by mid-April.