III Global Dialogue International Forum of Conference Interpreters

At the III Global Dialogue International Forum of Conference Interpreters I presented on my experience as a remote simultaneous interpreter. The topic of RSI (remote simultaneous interpreting) on the whole is becoming increasingly popular: they said on the session on interpreter’s scoring that RSI platforms are expected to grow exponentially. My presentation was about advantages and disadvantages of remote interpreting; I described the working place of a remote interpreter, the challenges the interpreter can face and how to deal with them. I would like to sincerely thank my colleagues for warm welcome and support!

Please, see the official website of Global Dialogue for more detailed information on the event: https://ic4ci.com/en/

International Forum on Power Grids

Today and yesterday we dived into power grids and everythings related to them 😀 The work procedure was as follows: after arriving at the location, 20 minutes prior to the beginning of the session, we ask the coordinators at the PC to copy the presentations to the USB stick, get 12 of such presentations or more, and have 20 minutes to look through all of them – isn’t it great? 😁
It was the first time I took my own headset – Sennheiser HD 599 – to work: the last time local headset was too painful on my ears. Of course, my backpack with all the hardware was very heavy – but it was worth it!

Conversation conference on AI

Our Dream Team on the Conversations conference on artificial intelligence, voice assistants and chatbots. To answer the questions that are on the tip of the tongue of all interpreters: no, nothing was said about the replacement of a human by AI (and interpreter, in particular) in the near future. Many presentations were focused on how to make people like to communicate with technical support bots🤔 Because people like to talk to people! (surprise-suprise!) To make an analogy with interpreters, I believe that it is much more pleasant to listen to a human translation and to be translated by a real human 🤗