IWSLT 2020 - save the date!

On July 09 and 10 the 17th International Conference on Spoken Language (IWSLT) will take place in Seattle. New in 2020: IWSLT is now an official workshop of ACL! 

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ICMI 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.

Lecture Translator live @ Annual Celebration of KIT

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....

LT Goes to Hannover Messe!

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

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French Academy of Science & Leopoldina: Robotics AI Symposium

On 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 a talk on "Where Mind and Matter Meet". Further info....

KIT 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)...

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". 

Keynotes @ IWSDS and GAITC 2018

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. 

Prof. Alex Waibel received certificate by Leopoldina

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". 

Join 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 visit the site here … 

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 

Lecture Translator @ European Parliament, 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 will take place on Oct. 30&31, 2018 in Bruges, Belgium - save the date! 

IWSLT 2017, Japan

The 14th International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) took place on Dec. 14-15, 2017 at Waseda University, Japan. Further info.... 

Nov 27, 2017 - next deadline for interACT and CLICS scholarship

CLICS and interACT offer a student exchange program, next deadline for application is on Nov. 27, 2017. Do your final thesis in one of the best labs worldwide. Further info on CLICS  and on interACT ... 


Keynote at HAI, Oct. 17-20, 2017

Alex Waibel will give a keynote on "Multilingual and Multimodal Assistants and Mediators" @ the 5th International Conference on Human-Agent-Interaction, to be held in Bielefeld, Germany on Oct. 17-20, 2017   

Alex Waibel elected "Ehrensenator" of HRK

The German Rector's Conference (HRK) awarded Prof. Alex Waibel "Ehrensenator" on Monday, June 26, 2017. Further information on HRK-web

Alex Waibel's talk @ Digital Europe: Investment in the Future, Malta, June 2017

Alex Waibel was invited to discuss the "The next generation internet - a key priority of the future" during the "Digital Assembly", organized by the European Commission in Malta on June 15-16, 2017.  Follow the discussion via web stream....   

R2D2 for everybody - lecture at "Goethe-Institut Warschau"

April 21 Dr. Sebastian Stüker was invited by the "Goethe Institut Poland" to present new technologies in automatic speech recognition and machine translation, followed by a discussion with about 50 participants, further information... 

Lecture Translator welcomes the new students!

On April 18 the welcoming event for students from abroad took place in the Audimax, followed by an exhibition in the foyer. Our welcome gift for the students: Automatic simultaneous translation of lectures by the lecture translator!

Alex Waibel elected member of "Leopoldina"

On March 15, 2017 Prof. Alex Waibel was elected to the Leopoldina, one of the oldest academies of science in the world.  It is dedicated to the advancement of science for the benefit of humankind and to the goal of shaping a better future. With some 1.500 members, the Leopoldina brings together outstanding scientists from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and many other countries. 

TAUS Speech-to-Speech Translation Technology Report online!

The report (Authors: Mark Seligman, Alex Waibel and Andrew Joscelyne) provides an overview of S2S translation technologies for everyone who is working in the translation field. Further information / download....  

interACT exchange: May 15 - Deadline for Application!

You want to do your final thesis in one of the best research labs worldwide? Apply for the interACT-exchange until May 15, 2017. Further information...   

TAUS-webinar by Alex Waibel

Follow the "Translation Technology Webinar" Alex Waibel hold on Feb. 01, 2017 on Speech to Speech Translation 

Save the Date: IWSLT 2017

IWSLT 2017 will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 14 and 15, 2017. Save the date! Further information... 

IWSLT 2016, Seattle, US

The 13th IWSLT took place at Microsoft Research, Seattle, Redmond on Dec. 08 & 09, 2016. See IWLST-web for further information... 

First CLICS-Winterschool, Dec. 2016

The first CLICS-Winterschool on "Challenges in Automatic Speech Recognition" took place @ Microsoft Research in December 2016. Browse the program here... 

Keynote at ELRC-Conference and demo @ European Commission in Brussels

"The use of MT at universities" was the topic of Alex Waibel's keynote @ the 2nd ELRC Conference , Brussels, Oct. 26. On the "Translating Europe Forum 2016", organised on Oct. 27&28 by the European Commission, Prof. Waibel presented in the "Tech-lab" during the hands-on sessions with experts his simultaneous automatic translation as tools to help with translations. 

Symposium: 25 years of interACT, July 14-16, 2016

Building Bridges  - Breaking Barriers is the topic of the international symposium on the occasion of interACT's 25th birthday. We will celebrate in Baden-Baden, Germany on July 14-16, 2016. For further information please visit the event-web under www.interact25.org.  

CFP - MT Journal: Special Issue on Spoken Language Translation

There will be a special issue of MT Journal on the topic of Spoken Language Translation. Deadline for paper submission is July 15, 2016. Call for papers see here... 

Alex Waibel awarded IEEE Fellow

The IEEE Board of Directors elevated Prof. Alex Waibel to IEEE Fellow, effective 1 January 2015, for his contributions to neural network based speech recognition and translation and multimodal interface, further information...

IWSLT 2014 - save the date

The 11th IWSLT will take place in South Lake Tahoe, California Nevada on Dec. 4-5, 2014. More information: IWSLT 2014 website 

Alex Waibel key note at ICRA 2013

Alex Waibel gave a key note on "Multi- und Cross-lingual Robotic Assistants" at ICRA 2013 in Karslruhe.

EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes at EU-BRIDGE booth

Prof. Alex Waibel presented EU-BRIDGE and in particular its use-case "simultaneous translation of university lectures" to EU-Commissioner Neelie Kroes at CeBIT in Hannover on March 05, 2013.  

ISL @ CeBIT 2013!

ISL will show the simultaneous automatic translation of lectures at CeBIT 2013. You will find us in the CeBIT-lab (hall 9) at the KIT-booth. For further information see the lecture translator at CeBIT-web

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IWSLT 2013 - save the date

The 10th IWSLT will take place in the castle of Heidelberg on Dec. 5-6, 2013. More information: IWSLT 2013 website

9th IWSLT 2012, HKUST, Dec. 6-7, 2012

The International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation (IWSLT) is a yearly scientific workshop, associated with an open evaluation campaign on spoken language translation, where both scientific papers and system descriptions are presented. The 9th IWSLT takes place at the interACT-partner HKUST, Hong Kong on Dec. 6-7, 2012. More information...

IWSLT 2012 - Best Paper Award for Jan Niehues & Alex Waibel

Jan Niehues and Alex Waibel won the "IWSLT 2012 Best Paper Award" with their paper entitled: Continuous Space Language Models using Restricted Boltzmann Machines

Alex Waibel Keynote at the European Parliament

Prof. Alex Waibel presented the automtic simultaneous lecture translation technology at the European Parliament on the conference: „New Technologies and Education for Multilingualism going Global“ (October 18 and 19, 2012). Follow his talk „Simultaneous Machine Interpretation – Utopia?“ via the live stream from October 19, 09.30am

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Lecture Translator @ ShanghAI Lectures

On Oct. 11, 2012 Alex Waibel gave a guest talk "Breaking the Language Barrier" @ the ShanghAI lectures. Follow the lecture and the simulteneous translation by machine via the webcast:

University without Language Barriers!

On June 11, 2012 we have introduced the First Simultaneous Translation Service by Computer. 

Follow the presentaion via the live-stream

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NAIST new partner in interACT

The Nara Institute of Science and Technology is the eight interACT-partner. NAIST-president Akira Isogai and KIT-president Horst Hippler signed the agreement on April 09, 2012 at NAIST, Japan


Luxembourg, Feb. 6-7: Official kick-off EU-BRIDGE. The 11 partners will develop above state-of-the art speech and machine translation capabilities in view of new and more challenging business us cases. Further info under:


ISL @ AAAS 2012

ISL will present it’s open domain speech translation system at the AAAS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Feb. 16-20, 2012.

KIT im Rathaus

The KIT-Focus Anthropomatics and Robotics" will be presented (in German) at the next "KIT im Rathaus" in Karlsruhe, on January 17, 2012, beginning at 6.30 pm. Further information under http://www.zak.kit.edu/2534.php

ISL @ Fakultätentag 2011

ISL presented it's research fields to the new students of computer science during the "Fakultätentag 2011". Warm welcome to all new students and the invitation to always stop by our lab to gather more information!

IWSLT 2011

Evaluation and registration is now open for the 11th international workshop on speech translation, to be held in San Francisco on Dec. 8-9, 2011. Further information under: www.iwslt2011.org 

META Prize for Jibbigo

Jibbigo received the European Meta Prize for outstanding mobile voice translators bringing speech translation to mobile devices. Awarded by the Multilingual Europe Technology Alliance (META), the prize was handed over to Prof. Alex Waibel in Budapest on June 28, 2011.  

Best Results

Three times best results in three speech pairs: Alex Waibels team received outstanding results in the most important evaluation for European Languages: On the 6th Workshop on Statistical Machine Translation 2011.