[From the organizers]:
We define Massively Multilingual as a new space where language technology and data converge with a myriad of applications in all fields of commerce, government, society and science. It’s time for Massively Multilingual to be recognized as a crucial catalyst in the rapid advances of AI and in how communication in the world in 2030 is taking shape.
The shift of language technology from a productivity enhancer in a relatively small translation industry into a solution for grand scale world-facing opportunities and challenges, - that’s really what we are talking about in this new Massively Multilingual Conference.
At the conference in San Jose, we also introduce the new theme of World-Readiness. Thanks to the power of data we can - for the first time - scale our localization business quite easily, add dozens or hundreds of new languages and set goals like reaching a billion new users and the last customer on this planet. The globalization chiefs of big tech companies, as well as start-ups, come to the TAUS conference to discuss their visions and strategies of World-Readiness.
This Massively Multilingual Conference also marks the fifteen years anniversary of TAUS. The first founding TAUS meeting was held in San Francisco in January 2005. Our work as a think tank in the past fifteen years sets the stage for the roaring twenties of translation that are starting now.