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It’s @AnaGuerberof kicking us off for the second (half) day of #2018TEF. Don’t forget, you can contribute here:… #xl8
And the first speaker today is @KBenammar, a philosopher specialising in #reframing and transformative thinking. I’m curious!
Here’s more about Karim’s background and work:
We’re into robots now: @KBenammar talks about how the world is full of invisible (to most) industrial robots, but there are also humanoid robots (@BostonDynamics) and autonomous vehicles (like @Waymo).
Few hands going up when he asks who has a “lady in a can” at home - i.e. Alexa or Siri.
Some recommended reading about automation. And @KBenammar recommends we “start worrying”. gives #xl8 and #1nt a 38% chance of being replaced by machines. #2018TEF
I should clarify: The “start worrying” bit comes from I’ll have to take a closer look at their methodology and background. Have you seen this, @ProfessorOlsen?
(#1nt side remark: We have a German booth today! @GOettingerEU will give a statement later.)
🚨 Guaranteed-Basic-Income klaxon 🚨 #GBI

BTW, this video by @cgpgrey is a fantastic and terrifying look at automation and the (non-)future of work:
Interesting use of #prosumer there: half producer, half consumer. (In my experience, it has come to mean “advanced user, somewhere between professional and consumer”.) It’s definitely a thing on social media today, says @kbenammar.
So what exactly differentiates man and machine in #xl8? Consciousness and awareness? Interesting questions at #2018TEF
I had no idea: After his loss to a machine, @Kasparov63 started a competition where humans would play WITH a machine. This “centaur” beat the machine alone every time. Huh! #2018TEF /cc @Deutsch_Profi
DISCUSS: “How could you reframe your work to become a centaur?” (i.e. how can you leverage technology to future-proof your profession?) #xl8 #1nt #2018TEF
More good questions to ask yourself: What matters most to you in your job? What are you happy/unhappy with?

Income - Structure - Meaning - Identity - Talents - Colleagues*

(@KBenammar: There are no colleagues in #xl8, only friends, right?)

Tip from Karim:

“When we’re stuck on a problem or in a situation, sometimes all we need is another perspective. This new perspective can help us to come up with a new approach or solution.” #2018TEF ReFrame logo
This #2018TEF keynote by @KBenammar was exactly what a keynote is supposed to be: informative, engaging, full of food for thought. Thank you!

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It‘s break-out sessions now. I‘m currently peaking into the one on the EMT-LIND #terminology project. Panel: Jorge Dias Contras (UCL), @AndrejsVas (@TermServ), @salmi_leena & Marianne Kaltiokumpu-Blomgrén (@UniTurku).
In another #2018TEF breakout session, Muriel Matiussi-Kirchof mentions that @CBTIBKVT supported its members with a #GDPR info kit. Made the transition easier. Good role model for professional associations in #xl8 and #1nt.
Andrea Lösch (@LR_Coordination) mentions licensing options for translation data, such as @creativecommons.
#Micropayments can be interesting for exchanging language data, making it up with volume. Think segments, not entire TMs. - @JaapvanderMeer at #2018TEF #xl8
🚨 Blockchain Klaxon 🚨 - @JaapvanderMeer, however, is not overly enthusiastic about it. Good approach! It’s not religion, just another interesting tool. #2018TEF
We need to get out of the competition with machines. It’s the wrong approach, says @JaapvanderMeer. I agree fully! #2018TEF #xl8 #1nt
My boss @GOettingerEU with his statement at #2018TEF: Our UK friends may leave the EU, but English is here to stay. So are all the other EU languages! #multilingualism #xl8 #1nt
Technologists and linguists in @EU_Commission should team up and bundle their skills to face the changes for #xl8 and #1nt in the future. Our professions will not go away, but they will evolve considerably. Hear, hear! @florikafink
With several countries waiting in line for EU membership, there’s work ahead for @EUInterpreters & @translatores. New languages, new cultures. (@GOettingerEU) #2018TEF #xl8 #1nt
To wrap up this day (and all of #2018TEF), @AnaGuerberof hosts a final panel with @CEllinides, @FIT_EuropeChair & @KBenammar. What have we learned?
Great from @KBenammar: From experience, a transition can take between two and seven years. Question is: How long are we comfortable with being uncomfortable? #2018TEF
From the audience: #2018TEF in one word.
Demand for “the middle” is going away, according to @KBenammar: there’s a growing spread between cheap/simple and expensive/high-quality. How can we generate value? How do we diversify? #2018TEF #xl8 #1nt
Intriguing question from @elearningbakery: “Will the #Al train flatten cultural differences and impose an Anglo-Saxon model of “more efficient’, “faster”, “the-gig-economy-is-so-cool”? What do YOU think? #2018TEF #xl8 #1nt
Response from @KBenammar: In fact, English is flattening quite a bit right now. Do you agree? #2018TEF #linguafranca
As #2018TEF comes to a close, thank you for following along from here and from afar. I’ll try to make a @wakelet happen later.

And 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 for @translatores, @AnaGuerberof, all speakers, @EUInterpreters & @drawnalismMatt for an excellent event!

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