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Newgate Redleaf AI Conference – SDL: “Neural Machine Translation – the toughest challenge in AI?”

Newgate Redleaf AI Conference – SDL: “Neural Machine Translation – the toughest challenge in AI?”

26 July 2018

Mihai Vlad, VP, AI & Machine Learning Solutions, SDL.

Mihai’s presentation discussed “Neural Machine Translation – the toughest challenge in AI?”, looking at the history of the technology, how it works and why it is now so important to companies in a global marketplace.

Mihai Vlad is in charge of the Commercial Strategy for the Machine Translation (MT) division, and all the Machine Learning and AI solutions SDL is bringing to the market. Mihai is an entrepreneur and technologist with background in data sciences, marketing, sales, business and product development. Specifically, Mihai has a deep experience in developing & selling Machine Learning in the Cybersecurity field. Over the past 15 years, Mihai was responsible for building and scaling sales, designed and managed a Data Analytics business, introduced new technologies and delivered complex technical projects all over the world. Throughout university he also ran his own startup – an Internet Service Provider.

Ralph Anderson Introduction – 00:09
Mihai Vlad, SDL introduction – 00:39
What is artificial intelligence? – 01:10
Language – 02:19
Machine translation – 02:53
Neural machine translation from numbers to meaning – 08:10
Encoding & Decoding – 10:46
Turing test – 11:24
Why invest in machine translation? – 14:53
Use cases – 15:40
Data protection – 17:48
Specialisation – 18:31
Summary – 19:17
The human & the machine – 22:05
Q&A – 24:22


Presentation slides can be viewed here.

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