Tom Imhof

BP18 Translation Conference speaker Tom Imhof

Having studied Russian and English at Heidelberg university, Tom Imhof started his career as a Russian translator and terminologist at Mannesmann Demag, a German heavy engineering company. From 1998 he worked as Product Development Manager for MultiTerm and later as Enterprise Support Manager EMEA at Trados GmbH and SDL Trados Technologies.

In 2009, Tom Imhof founded – language technology consulting in Hamburg. The mission of is to provide every stakeholder in the language industry with an affordable and smooth start into using CAT and translation workflow systems.

Will AI, DL and neural MT change our lives?

BP18 Translation Conference Tom Imhof Will AI, DL and neural MT change our lives?

In this session we will take a closer look at artificial intelligence, deep learning and neural machine translation. We will have a look into the past, at the present and into the future of MT and we will try to find answers to the following questions: Where do these new technologies come from, how did they develop over the past few years and where are the going? How can translation professionals make use of the new technology? What is the impact on the translation industry? And will AI, DL and MT change our professional lives? How will the job description of the professional translator look like in 10 year? Will there still be translators or merely post editors?


This talk is scheduled for Thursday, 19 April 2018.