Interactive Systems Labs (ISL)
Stüker Karlsruhe Digital 2020Simultaneous Translation @ KarlsruheDigital, Oct. 16

Dr. Sebastian Stüker, KIT and kites GmbH, presented the simultaneous automatic translation during the InnovationFestival@karlsruhe_digital on Oct. 16, 2020. See here for the Livestream of the whole event or for Sebastian Stüker's presentation see this link

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Hightech-Summit, Oct. 01, 2020

Prof. Alex Waibel together with Dr. Sebastian Stüker will present their automatic simultaneous translation service at the Hightech-Summit on Oct. 01. Follow the event in the life-stream.

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MOOC on Machine Translation online on Coursera!

History, application, approaches, evaluation, metrics, models, data: Get a unique and comprehenisve overview on Machine Translation on Coursera

Summer Term Lectures start in April

All lectures held by ISL will start as planned in the university calendar.  All information under lectures...

IWSLT 2020 - online conference!

On July 09 and 10 the 17th International Conference on Spoken Language (IWSLT) will take place as official workshop of ACL in Seattle. The workshop will take place as online conference.

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UNESCO Stüker Dec. 2019Sebastian Stüker @ UNESCO Headquaters

Sebastian Stüker was invited to present "Communicating with Everybody: Going the Extra Mile toward Automatic Simultaneous Interpretation for All" on the international conference "Language Technologies for All", Enabling Lingusitic Diversity and Multilingualism Worldwide, UNESCO Headquaters, Paris, Dec. 4-6, 2019

Waibel_ICMI_award_2019ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award for Alex Waibel

Alex Waibel recieved the ICMI Sustained Accomplishment Award at the 2019 International Conference on Multimodal Interaction in Suzhou (Shanghai) China the 15-17 October. The Sustained Accomplishment Award is awarded each year at ICMI to a senior scientist who has made innovative, long-lasting, and influential contributions to the field of multimodal/multimedia interaction. Further information...

Visit of Stefan Kaufmann

Dr. Stefan Kaufmann is member of the German Parliament and member of the committee on education, research and technology assessment. He visited KIT on October 09. Dr. Sebasitan Stüker presented to him our automatic simultaneous translation system. 

Head of DFKI @ ISL

On July 30, 2019 Prof. Dr. Jana Koehler, the new head of the German Center for AI (DFKI) visited KIT. After a presentation of KIT, followed by technical discussions, a lab tour to the Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics was done. The work of the humanoid robotics lab was presented and Dr. Sebastian Stüker showed the simultaneous speech translation in action.

Digital People

KIT's Center for Technology-Enhanced Learning presents the "Digital People". Follow the latest interview with Prof. Alex Waibel (in German only)...

AI - interview with Alex Waibel

Artificial Intelligence - what's next? Listen to the interview with Alex Waibel (campus report, in German only).

Join us at KIT-Innovation Day!

On July 10, 2019 we will present our Lecture Translator in action: 

Visit us @ stand 12, KIT, Audimax, foyer

Talk by Dr. S. Stüker on Breaking the Language Barrier (2pm, A)

Live translation for foreign guests

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Annual KIT CelebrationLecture Translator live @ Annual KIT Celebration

The Lecture Translator was successfully offered as service for foreign participants at the annual celebration of KIT on May 16, 2019. All presentations, talks and discussions were translated from German to English. Prof. Alex Waibel  discussed visions, chances and risks of Artificial Intelligence, more information….

"Hacktival" in Karlsruhe

Interested in "hacks"? Join the "Hacktival" at ZKM in Karlsruhe on May 11&12, 2019. Alex Waibel is member of the jury and more info can be found here....

KIT_HannoverMesseLT Goes to Hannover Messe!

We are proud to present the Lecture Translator at this years Hannover Messe!
Visit us @ Halle 2!

KIT Pressrelease

ELITRMany languages - one voice
The Horizon 2020 project „ELITR - European Live Translator“ started in January 2019. The goal is to remove the language barrier in communication within and among European citizens, companies, institutes and organizations. Further info here.
IWSLT Bruegge 201815th IWSLT, Bruges

The 15th IWSLT took place in the Grand Hotel Casselbergh, Bruges on Oct. 29-30, 2018. What has began as a small workshop has since grown into an important international evaluation campaign, followed by a two-day workshop. Happy birthday IWSLT!

CNRS_Leopoldina_Waibel 20180905French Academy of Science and Leopoldina: Robotics AI Symposium

September 05, the French Academy of Science and the German Leopoldina jointly organised the "Robotics AI Symposium" in the in the prestigious building of the Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca, Paris. Alex Waibel gave ta talk on  "Where Mind and Matter Meet". Further info....

MINTernational InnovativKIT wins "MINTernational innovativ"

KIT won the German prize "MINTernational innovativ" in Berlin on June 28, 2018 for its leading work on internationalisation, where ISL's lecture translator plays a leading role in.  Further information (in German)...

SAP_RethinkSAP Next-Gen - open lectures

"Intelligent Systems and a Language Transparent World" was the title of Prof. Waibel's open lecture @ SAP Next-Gen on June 19, 2018, where about 100 participated discussed the future of language and translation.

Keynote @ ARTE Masterclass

"Artificial Intelligence" was the topic of the Masterclass @ ARTE on June 15, 2018. Alex Waibel was invited for a keynote on "Machine Intelligence and a Language Transparent World". 


In May Prof. Alex Waibel hold two keynotes at international conferences in Asia:

On May 15  IWSDS in Singapore on "M3 Dialgos - Multimodal, Multilingual, Multiparty" and at GAITC in Beijing, China on May 19. 

Keynote at United Nations Office, May 07, 2018

Alex Waibel held a keynote on "Toward a Language Transparent World" on the International Annual Meeting on Computer-Assisted Translation and Terminology at the United Nations Office at Geneva on May 08, 2018. 

Leopoldina Gruppenfoto 2018Alex Waibel received Leopoldina Certificate

On March 21, 2018 Prof. Alex Waibel received the certificate by the Leopoldina, one of the oldest academies of science in the world. Prof. Waibel is part of "class 1 - Mathematics, natural science and engineering".

HackathonJoin us @ Hackathon - Open Codes @ ZKM


Inside the ZKM, the „open codes exhibit, the hackathon a sort of inventor competition, takes place. Join the hackathon on the weekend, learn about apps, get in touch with the teams and the jury 

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Alex Waibel Intelligent Systems Breaking the Language Barrier @ Leopoldina Symposium

On the Symposium organized by Leopoldina on „Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning“, to be held on March 22, 2018 Prof. Waibel will give a lecture on: Intelligent Systems Breaking the Language Barrier. All interested are Kindly invited, please register see link  

March 21, official ceremony @ Leopoldina

During the official ceremony on March 21, Prof. Dr. Alex Waibel will receive his certificate by the Leopoldina. Please register for the event and the following lecture on „the architecture of the internet - trends and risks“ by Prof. Anja Feldmann see link 

2018_EP_AW_WelleLecture Translation Demo @ EP, Jan. 2018

Prof. Alex Waibel was invited by the European Parliament to present the automatic simultaneous lecture translation system @ the "European Parliament Administrative Innovation Day", January 12, 2018, Brussels. 

IWSLT 2018 - save the date!

The 15th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) will take place in Bruges, Belgium, on Oct. 30-31, 2018 - save the date!