Please note – this programme will be updated with the names of additional speakers as they are confirmed. There may be further minor changes.
Artificial Intelligence in the World of Languages
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
11:30 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
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
16:20 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