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The Barrister article on court interpreters and technology

ITI Board Member Dr Jonathan Downie has written an article for The Barrister magazine exploring the issues surrounding the use of technology in court interpreting.

This arouse from comments made by the Lord Chief Justice at the Sir Henry Brooke Annual Lecture earlier in the year, when he said that technology developments would mean that court interpreters are no longer required 'within a few years'.

In an open letter, the Institute cited the most recent scientific evidence showing that machine interpreting is nowhere near ready to substitute for human interpreting. This aroused a considerable amount of interest, including from the media.

You can read the full article Robots in the Court here. 

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