Language equality in the digital age towards a Human Language Project

10-01-2017 14:00 - 17:00
European Parliament Brussels - Paul Henri Spaak (PHS) 7C050

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  • 14:00     Welcome of the Chair - Algirdas SAUDARGAS, MEP (EPP, LT), ITRE & CULT Committee
  • 14:10     Setting the stage: The potential of Human Language Technologies
Maite Melero, Senior Researcher, Group of Computational Linguistics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • 14:20     Human Language Technologies in a multilingual Europe
Georg Rehm, General Secretary, Network of Excellence META-NET
  • 14:40     Challenges and opportunities posed by Multilingualism in the Digital Single Market
Andrejs Vasiljevs, CEO, Tilde
  • 15:00     Social implications of unbalanced level of technology support for European languages
Sabine Kirchmeier, Vice-President of the executive committee, European Federation of National Institutions for Language (EFNIL)
  • 15:20     Challenges and benefits of using minority languages in public
István Horváth, President, Institute for Research on Minorities Issues, Cluj/ Kolozsvár,
  • 15:40     Human Language Technologies and public policies
Hans Uszkoreit, Scientific Director, Language Technology Lab, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)
  • 16:00     Human Language Technologies: Potential impact on European economy and society

Panel moderated by Maite Melero, Senior Researcher, Group of Computational Linguistics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, and with the participation of:

Jill EVANS, MEP (EFA, UK), CULT Committee, Csaba SÓGOR, MEP (EPP, RO), LIBE & EMPL Committee, Ádám KÓSA, MEP (EPP, HU), EMPL Committee, Marco MARSELLA, European Commission and all speakers

  • 16:45     Conclusions - Algirdas SAUDARGAS , MEP (EPP, LT), ITRE & CULT Committee
  • 16:55     Final Remarks - Ev┼żen TOŠENOVSKÝ, MEP (ECR, CZ), STOA Panel Vice-Chair
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