Translated's Research Center

Research Grants Ceremony 2024 – Innovations in Language Technology

Each year, Imminent allocates $100,000 to fund five original research projects to explore the most advanced frontiers in the world of language services – assigning grants from these topics:

– Language economics
– Linguistic data
– Machine learning algorithms for translation
– Human-computer interaction
– The neuroscience of language

During the webinar, Imminent will present the Awarded Projects for the 2024 Research Grants Call and the 2025 Research Grants Call will be officially opened.
Meet the next language technology innovators.

Speakers

Luca De Biase

Luca De Biase

Imminent Editorial Director

Journalist and writer, head of the innovation section at Il Sole 24 Ore. Professor of Knowledge Management at the University of Pisa. Recent books: Innovazione armonica, with Francesco Cicione (Rubettino, 2020), Il lavoro del futuro (Codice, 2018), Come saremo, with Telmo Pievani (Codice, 2016), Homo pluralis (Codice, 2015). Member of the Mission Assembly for Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, at the European Commission. Co-founder of ItaliaStartup Association. Member of the scientific committee of Symbola, Civica and Pearson Academy. Until January 2021 he has chaired the "Working Group on the phenomenon of hate speech online", established by the Minister of Technological Innovation and Digitization, with the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Publishing at the Presidency of the Council. He has designed and managed La Vita Nòva, a pioneering bi-monthly review for tablets, that has won a Moebius Award, 2011, in Lugano, and a Lovie Award, 2011, in London. His work has been honored with the James W. Carey Award for Outstanding Media Ecology Journalism 2016, by the Media Ecology Association.

Marco Trombetti

Marco Trombetti

Founder and Ceo of Translated

Marco Trombetti is a computer scientist, serial entrepreneur and investor. In 1999, together with his wife Isabelle Andrieu, he co-founded Translated, a translation service that pioneered the use of artificial intelligence to help professional translators. With the profits from these ventures, Marco co-founded Pi Campus, a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology startups, mostly in the AI field.

Sébastien Bratières

Sébastien Bratières

Translated's director of AI

Sébastien is Translated's Director of Artificial Intelligence. After taking his Ingénieur degree in France at Ecole Centrale Paris, he worked in AI research at the University of Cambridge, UK, on an MPhil in natural language processing and speech recognition, and a PhD in statistical machine learning. During his PhD he created a novel Bayesian non-parametric model for structured output prediction, and received several awards and grants for his research. During his industry career, he developed AI products at several startups, creating Europe's first quadrilingual, consumer-grade, speech-driven telephony platform in 2002, inventing NLP technology for virtual conversational assistants and embedded speech applications for logistics and manufacturing. Sébastien joined Translated in 2017 to develop its machine learning operations, and oversees the company's applied research programme. Also in 2017, and together with Translated's CEO, co-founder and serial entrepreneur Marco Trombetti, Sébastien created Pi School of AI, an innovative, hands-on training programme, in which industry feeds excellent engineers with hard AI challenges to crack; after its 8th edition, it has delivered 72 projects, training 156 AI engineers. Sébastien contributes to the scientific community by reviewing for NeurIPS, ICML, and ICLR, the first-tier machine learning conferences.

Martina Ardizzi

Martina Ardizzi

Neuropsychologist researcher

Martina Ardizzi obtained her Master degree in Neurosciences and Neuropsychological Rehabilitation at the University of Bologna (Italy) in 2010. In 2014 she achieved her PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Parma, Italy, under the supervision of prof. Vittorio Gallese, studying the effect of childhood maltreatment on intersubjectivity development in Sierra Leone. At the moment, she is fixed-term researcher at the Department of Medicine and Surgery – Unit of Neuroscience of the University of Parma.

Imminent Reasearch Grants 2024 Winners

Imminent Reasearch Grants 2024 Winners

AWARDED PROJECTS PRESENTATION

During the webinar, the winners will be announced and the researchers awarded are going to present their projects.