Interprefy Unveils Real-Time Event Translator Aivia

Multilingual meeting technology and services provider Interprefy has unveiled Aivia, an automated speech translation service for online and live events.

Able to pick up and translate speech in real time, the artificial intelligence (AI)-based translation solution brings audio and captions to global audiences at the touch of a button. It will be available in 24 languages and regional accents initially and is immediately available for in-person audiences as well as for major platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and ON24. It works for scenarios like webinars, training, town halls, or conferences.

"We have spent the last few years developing an AI-benchmarking platform that assesses the best engine for each language combination. 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," Oddmund Braaten, CEO of Interprefy, said in a statement.

According to Braaten, AI is no substitute for professional interpreters in certain scenarios: "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," he said. "Aivia can provide language access where the support from professional interpreters is considered impractical or unaffordable. 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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