Interprefy Launches Next-Generation AI Speech Translator for Events

April 28, 2023

Multilingual meeting technology and services provider Interprefy unveiled Interprefy Aivia, the world’s first advanced automated speech translation service for online and live events, at Event Tech Live, which was held April 26-27 in Las Vegas.

Aivia utilizes artificial intelligence (AI) to pick up and translate speech in real-time, and is the first of its kind solution to be made available to the public, bringing accurate audio and captions to global audiences at the touch of a button.

The solution will be available in 24 languages and regional accents initially, with many more to come in the near future, and is immediately available for in-person audiences as well as for major platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom and ON24.

Interprefy’s approach to achieving real-time audio translation excellence is unique, according to Oddmund Braaten, CEO at Interprefy.  

"We have spent the last few years developing an AI-benchmarking platform that assesses the best engine for each language combination,” Braaten said. “By bringing the best AI technology together with our years of experience, thousands of events supported and our technical expertise, we believe we have produced the most accurate and flexible AI speech translation tool available on the market today.”

Aivia completes Interprefy’s end-to-end remote simultaneous and sign language interpretation offering by providing a cost-effective, AI-powered, real-time translation solution for a wide range of events.

However, AI is no substitute for professional interpreters in certain scenarios, according to Braaten.

“Especially in diplomatic conversations or regulatory sessions, a skilled linguist will continue to outperform AI, as they are able to read the audience and provide nuanced localization to accommodate sarcasm, humor or idioms,” Braaten said.

While remote interpretation technology continues to boost the demand for simultaneous
interpretation, AI can provide a high-quality solution for market segments where nuance is rare, according to Braaten.

“Aivia can provide language access where the support from professional interpreters is considered impractical or unaffordable,” he said. “Simultaneous interpretation is still a premium service today, and AI can help make language access available for a wide range of organizations and events with smaller budgets.”

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