Can Google Really Translate? -Paola Ruffo

When:
August 16, 2019 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
2019-08-16T13:30:00+01:00
2019-08-16T14:30:00+01:00
Where:
New Town Theatre
96 George St
Edinburgh EH2 3DH
Cost:
£9/£7
Contact:
0844 477 1000

Paola Ruffo-Can Google Really Translate?

What does it mean to be a human in the era of Google Translate? Is it really taking over human translation? What if it isn’t just words after all? Can machines replicate human feelings and language nuances?  Paola Ruffo (Heriot-Watt University) explores how the boundaries between humans, words and machines are being redrawn. Join her at the edges of the magic world of translation to discover what happens when humans and machines meet new languages. Can you tell the difference between a text from a human and one written by a machine?