PROGRAMME

Please note – this programme will be updated with the names of additional speakers as they are confirmed. There may be further minor changes.

DISCOVER

Art:

Vasily Kandinsky (1866-1944) Komposition 8

Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages

 

Programme

Please note – this programme will be updated with the names of additional speakers and there may be further minor changes.

9:30 Welcome Panel 
Chaired by Karen E. Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh

9:45 Introducing AI in the World of Languages 
William P. Rivers, Ph.D. Executive Director Joint National Committee for Languages – National Council for Languages and International Studies

10.05 The ‘Threat’ of Artificial Intelligence as ‘Opportunity’ for Language
Richard D Brecht, Founding Executive Director of the University of Maryland Center for Advanced Study of Language, and Co-Director of the American Councils Research Centre

10:45 The Role of AI in Strengthening Linguistic Diversity  

Daniel Bögre Udell, Co-Founder of Wikitongues

11:10 COFFEE

 

11:30 Roundtable: The Role of AI in Strengthening Linguistic Diversity  
Chaired by Karen E. Park, Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh; Panelists include Daniel Bögre Udell, Craig Cornelius, and Burr Settles.

12:15 Duolingo: Improving Language Learning and Assessment with Artificial Intelligence
Burr Settles, Research Director, Duolingo 

 

13:00 LUNCH

 

14:00 Roundtable: How can AI Support Language Learning? Views from the Classroom  

Chaired by Suzanne Graham, Professor of Language and Education, University of Reading; Panelists include Mina Levenson, Yalan King, and Chris Grosse

        
14:45 TrueNorth: Scalable, Affordable, Speaking Assessment through AI and Cognitive Science

Jacob Burdis, Cofounder and Chief Product Officer and Brett Laquercia, Vice President, Business Development; Emmersion Learning 

15:15 Roundtable: AI Powered Assessment

16:00 TEA

16:20 Simultaneous Machine Translation: Challenges and Opportunities

Colin Cherry, Research Scientist, Google Translate

16:50 Do languages translate into AI careers? 
 Noriyasu Li, Language Engineer, Amazon

 

17:15 Roundtable: Do languages translate into AI careers?
Chaired by Bill Rivers, William P. Rivers, Ph.D. Executive Director Joint National Committee for Languages – National Council for Languages and International Studies; Panelists include Mike Maxwell,  Anton Rytting, and Nori Li

 

18:00 Closing Remarks
 

18:05 DRINKS RECEPTION   

Thursday September 5 : University of Pittsburgh