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! 

IWSLT2018groupIWSLT 2017, Japan

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

Keynote @ "Translating and the Computer"

At "Translating and the Computer", to be held in London on November 16&17, 2017, Alex Waibel gave a keynote on "Breaking down language barriers". Further information... 

Keynote @ MetaForum 2017

Alex Waibel was invited to give a keynote with the title "A Language Transparent Society" at Meta Forum 2017 in Brussels. Further information....

"Lecture Translator"welcomes international students

On October 12, 2017 (10.00-12.00am) KIT welcomes its new international students. The Lecture Translator is our welcome gift for all newcomers and will be presented during the welcome-event in the Audimax (further info...) - come and join us!

Keynote @ HAI, Bielefeld, 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  

FIT_PosterISL and QT21 win Machine Translation Tasks

On Sep. 30. the „International Translation Day“ takes place. ISL and his team in project „QT21“ have won several machine translation tasks at WMT 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark (detailed results...). ISL's machine translation is also part of the lecture translation system.  

CLICS & interACT exchange program, new deadline on Nov. 27, 2017

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... 

open-door-day_KIT_LT_30062017Lecture Translator @ KIT's open door day

We presented our simultaneous machine translation on June 30, 2017 within the open door day at KIT's campus north. About 35.000 people visited the open door day! 

HRK_Ehrensenator201707Alex Waibel "Ehrensenator" of HRK

The German Rector's Conference (HRK) will award 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.... 

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.

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

On 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...

Welcome gift for students from abroad: The lecture translator!

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

S2STechReportCoverTAUS 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

The 14th "International Workshop on Spoken Language Translation, IWSLT" will take place in Tokyo, Japan on Dec. 14 & 15, 2017 - further information...