Tilde will unveil a multilingual communication tool developed for the EU Council Presidency next week at the Tallinn Digital Summit, a high-level event for EU heads of state, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.
The EU Council Presidency Translator uses AI to instantly translate texts, documents, and websites between Estonian and English. Specially designed for delegates, journalists, and translators at Estonia’s 2017 EU Council Presidency, the tool features the world’s first AI-powered Neural Machine Translation systems for Estonian.
When translating, Neural MT systems examine the full context of a sentence, producing more fluent and readable translations that are almost human-like in style. The EU Council Presidency Translator complements Estonia’s e-government platform and is part of the European Commission’s CEF eTranslation infrastructure, which enables digital services to become fully multilingual.
The launch events will begin with a 3-hour workshop for EU Council Presidency staff and Estonian public sector translators at the Estonian National Library on September 27. On Friday, September 29, the tool will be officially unveiled to EU heads of state and government at the Tallinn Digital Summit.
The Tallinn Digital Summit is a platform to launch high-level discussions on further plans for digital innovation with the aim of keeping Europe ahead of the technological curve while becoming a digital leader, globally, in the years to come. Summit discussions will be focused on the essential topics of building a digital future for Europe: trust, security, e-government, industry, society and the economy.