Ralf Lemster

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Professional title: 
Policy development manager/Policy Consultant
Organisation name: 
Bundesverband der Dolmetscher und Übersetzer e.V. (BDÜ)
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Early Adopters Selection Criteria: 
Internet Policy Experts and Activists
Which of the following NGI values are you championing?: 
Human-centric. Citizen co-design. Participatory. Communities using environmentally-friendly and sustainable resources, e.g. energy
Security-by-design approaches. Trust models. Cyber security best practices

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Short Description: 

With a membership of over 7,500 translators and interpreters, BDÜ (Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators) is the industry's largest professional association. BDÜ represents about 80% of all translators and interpreters who belong to a professional association in Germany and has been a point of contact for trade, industry, policymaking and education since 1955. The association is headquartered in Berlin and is an umbrella organization to 13 chapters – 12 regional chapters and one professional chapter, i.e. the Association of Conference Interpreters within the BDÜ (VKD).

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Specifically with regard to new technology and related applications, we strongly advocate the development and enforcement of standards for the use of artificial intelligence, such as (neural) machine translation algorithms.

We recently published a press release where we advocate embracing new technology but also outline our concerns, particularly concerning 'algo-ethics'. I attach the press release - let me know if you need an English translation. In this context, we are in the process of contributing an article to the blog of Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation.




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