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Luc Meertens

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Luc Meertens holds a master’s degree in Linguistics and a post-graduate degree in Economics & Tax Studies (University of Leuven and Brussels). Luc began his career in Finance before becoming general manager of 2 organizations in the Video Industry, a position he held for 12 years. He joined CrossLang early 2011 as CEO. This Ghent-based company is a privately owned consulting and systems integration company, dedicated to translation automation technology with a special focus on machine translation. Luc is passionate about language and the impact current technology reflects within the corporate world. Together with a highly motivated team, he is determined to consolidate and enhance CrossLang’s position as a major player in the field of Language Technology.

Presentation title: 
The Rebirth of Artificial Intelligence and How it Affects Language Technology
Presentation description: 
2015 was a breakthrough year in Artificial Intelligence, a field that conjures up images of humanoid robots and self-aware computers. In this session, we will explore recent advancements of this technology. We will also shed some light on the impact Artificial intelligence has on both the Machine Translation and Speech industry.