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Contact: Gerd Ulbers
Deadline: Please register by the day before
David Tracey will describe some of the milestones in the history of translation, from clay tablets to artificial intelligence. He will refer to some of the early translators of the Bible, talk about ancient medical knowledge and how it was lost to the West during the Dark Ages, but finally found its way to the first universities. Lastly, he will give a brief review of the revolutionary developments in machine translation.
David, a national of the U.K. and Australia, and an ICB member since 2016, is a freelance translator of medical texts with an interest in the history of translation. In his previous life, he was a neuroscientist specializing in neuropathic pain. Read much more about him at www.traceytranslations.co.uk.
Discussion is encouraged. We have several translators and language specialists in the club, and also software engineers with interest in the techniques of artificial intelligence and neural networks which are used in machine translation.