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Man vs Machine – ADF contributes to Guardian magazine feature on Artificial Intelligence

Posted by: Anne de Freyman, Date: June 2016

Extract from Man v machine: can computers cook, write and paint better than us?

published in theguardian, 6 June 2016

"The translation test

Google Translate was the first piece of proper science fiction to come true, and it’s already a decade old. In many ways it typifies where AI has got to. Useful, sure; impressive, without question; but still clunky as hell, despite big improvements.

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Re-election as Vice-chair of ITI

Posted by: Anne de Freyman, Date: May 2016

As I begin the last of my maximum 6 year term on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), I am delighted to be re-elected for a third year as Vice-chair. Volunteering to serve for my professional association, both on the Board and as conference organiser, is my way of giving back to a profession that has given me a fulfilling career. I look forward to working alongside the new Chair of the Board as ITI continues to promote the highest standards and support its members.

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Honing my craft with the crème de la crème in Chantilly

Posted by: Anne de Freyman, Date: August 2015

When you live and work in the UK, golden opportunities to train and improve your French writing are few and far between. Over the last few years, I have suffered painful pangs of jealousy towards those who could attend a series of English into French and French into English translation training events in Canada.

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Speaking at the British Library on International Translation Day 2014

Posted by: Anne de Freyman, Date: September 2014

International Translation Day is an annual event, now in its fifth year, organised by Free Word, PEN and the British Library. A diary highlight for literary translators, it is also very well attended by non-literary translators who come to listen to fascinating talks and panels in the stunning setting of the British Library.

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