As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held in a virtual form.
ELRC Italy 3 – Third ELRC Workshop in Italy
Language Technology is shaping our multilingual future. It has already been transforming the way we interact with our devices and with each other, the way we shop, work and travel. It increasingly reshapes our interaction with service providers, either public or private. Programs that automatically correct spelling errors and aid sophisticated writing, digital assistants that transform our voices into text messages on mobile phones, bots that answer our calls to our bank or social security organisation, systems that automatically translate from a foreign language and much more are already empowering our daily lives, businesses and administrations. But can we fully use our language in our digital interactions? Is our language adequately supported and ready to keep pace with the technological advancements of the era of Artificial Intelligence?
The Third ELRC Workshop in Italy will address these questions and seek to engage participants in a fruitful discussion on the status and prospects of Language Technology for Italian. Developers, integrators and users of Language Technology, both from the private and public sectors, will share experiences, requirements and ways for transforming digital interaction with Language Technologies in our multilingual Europe. Finally, we will discuss how linguistic data, i.e. text and speech, can fuel development in Artificial Intelligence. The workshop is free of charge but requires registration.
Marina Omiccioli (Banca d’Italia) and Claudia Soria (ILC-CNR)