In line with Plenipotentiary Resolution 154, which instructs the Directors of the Bureaux to report on the use of innovative translation technologies, and considering the specific needs of the Telecommunication Sector, especially the need for the translation of technical meeting documents that are seldom translated by the ITU translation services due to budget limitations, TSB has developed, in collaboration with C&P, an open-source, royalty-free neural machine translation tool, called ITU-Translate, and has trained it with ITU documents. Efforts have also been done to integrate website translation based on external machine translation services.
The market offers several cloud-based machine translation tools. These tools have limitations when it comes to the translation of ITU’s technical content, but which are applicable to general language expression. The project identifies and applies the best tools available per language pair for the translation of general-language webpages that are currently not translated.
C&P and TSB are thus addressing Resolution 154 with the implementation of high-quality gist translation services and enhanced computer-aided-translation (CAT) tools that will complement the scope of the work currently covered by C&P’s human translation service.
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ITU-T Focus Group on "Environmental Efficiency for Artificial Intelligence and other Emerging Technologies" (FG-AI4EE) was established by
ITU-T Study Group 5 at its meeting in Geneva on 22 May 2019.
The Focus Group identifies the standardization needs to develop a sustainable approach to AI and other emerging technologies including automation, augmented reality, virtual reality, extended reality, smart manufacturing, industry 5.0, cloud/edge computing, nanotechnology, 5G, among others. The Focus Group develops technical reports and technical specifications to address the environmental efficiency, as well as water and energy consumption of emerging technologies, and provide guidance to stakeholders on how to operate these technologies in a more environmentally efficient manner to meet the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals.
The Focus Group is an open platform for
policy makers, researchers, engineers,representatives of vertical industries, regulators, practitioners, entrepreneurs, services providers, platform providers, network operators; international organizations, industry forums and consortia – to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned in the field.
Participation in the Focus Group is
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