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Developing Equitable and Fair Learning Products: A Discussion of Ethical AI in EdTech at the ATP EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The 2021 edition of the ATP EdTech and Computational Psychometrics Summit (ECPS) took place virtually on December 8th and 9th, 2021. On December 8, in the course of a session titled "Developing Equitable and Fair Learning Products: A Discussion of ...

“Dancing on Ropes. Translators at the balance of history” by Anna Aslanyan: a review

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village The book “Dancing on ropes. Translators at the balance of history”, written by Anna Aslanyan, is based on the author’s experience as a Russian-English translator and service interpreter. Aslanyan grew up in Moscow and lives in London. She writes for ...

Catch 2022

Published in: cApStAn updates

by Steve Dept As we slide into the Year 2022, I conjure up Joseph Heller’s hilarious page-turner, Catch 22, published fifty years ago. Not everybody enjoyed the contorted logic of the novel: the premise of the plot is that insanity is a sane response to a world gone insane. The ...

Live Webinar: How to leverage CAT tools to achieve more savings than Machine Translation

How to leverage CAT tools to achieve more savings than Machine Translation Wednesday, January 19                  11:00 am EST | 16:00 GMT  | 17:00 CEST REGISTER HERE Computer-assisted translation tools (CAT tools) have been around for 30 years, and they are designed as productivity tools for professional translators. Using CAT tools effectively increases ...

On-Demand Webinar | The building blocks of a test and survey translation design: cApStAn’s modular approach 2.0

In an assessment or in a questionnaire, many different parameters shape the translation approach: purpose of the data collection, legacy translations, budget and timeline, target audience, technology used, technical standards, end client requirements. At cApStAn, we have organized our language services in modules that can be combined to build the ...

EU Commission internal guidelines for inclusive communication withdrawn over widespread protests

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village On the 26th of October Helena Dalli, the EU Commissioner for Equality, proudly announced the launch of “EU Commission Guidelines for Inclusive Communication”. The purpose of the document was to set common standards for inclusive communication and to provide practical ...

Translating a great literary classic about a pandemic during a pandemic: the case of the new English version of Albert Camus’ “The Plague”

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Laura Marris, a well-known American writer and translator, began working on a new English translation of the novel “The Plague”, by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus, in September 2019, just months before the COVID-19 pandemic exploded. Camus’ book is an ...

Why diversity, equity and inclusion and bias reduction are important in credentialling: a report from the ICE 2021 conference

Published in: DEI-BR, Tests and Assessments

by Pisana Ferrari – cApStAn Ambassador to the Global Village Recent social justice movements across the world have raised awareness, on an unprecented level, of the inequities in our society, and have set off a global cultural debate around the themes of diversity, equity and inclusion and bias reduction (DEI-BR). ...