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Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages

Join experts from Amazon, Duolingo, and the American Councils Research Center, as they discuss the intersection of artificial intelligence and linguistics. Early bird tickets for this one-day event are available until July 15.


Digital advances are revolutionizing our linguistic landscape, our possibilities for communication, the interaction between languages, and our very identities. Language apps and other forms of language automation are increasingly impacting language teaching, language learning, and learner motivation. Conversely, leaders in artificial intelligence are increasingly relying upon linguists and modern linguists to solve new and complex communication problems in digital contexts. Bringing together researchers, educators, learners, and leaders in tech and AI, this one-day workshop will explore the increasing involvement of AI in the world of languages.

Speakers and panelists include:
William P. Rivers, Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages
Richard D. Brecht, Founding Executive Director, University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language; and Co-Director, American Councils Research Center
Daniel Udell, Co-Founder and Exucitive Director, Wikitongues
Burr Settles, Research Director, Duolingo
Mina Levenson, President, Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association
Noriyasu Li, Language Engineer, Amazon
Michael Maxwell, Technical Director for Human Language Technology, University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language

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Event Date
September 5, 2019 09:30–05:30 pm
Where

University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania