Scientist: Andy Way

Andy WayAndy Way, specialised in machine translation, is Full Professor at the Irish Dublin City University (DCU) and Deputy Director of ADAPT, an Irish research centre for AI-driven digital content technology. This centre, coordinated by Trinity College Dublin and co-hosted by DCU, brings researchers and industry partners together to deliver science, engage the public and develop business solutions.

Prof. Way was the recipient of the 2015 DCU President’s Research Award for Science and Engineering, and in 2019, he received the prestigious Award of Honour from the International Association for Machine Translation for his services to the community. He has been lead researcher on 13 EU-funded projects, including two current projects coordinated by him: European Language Equality (ELE), and SignON.

Concept of online foreign language translation and learning - 3d

Professor Andy Way: ‘Smaller languages could soon become extinct online, if the EU doesn’t address the matter’

The EU’s rich linguistic landscape consists of 24 official languages and over 60 regional and minority languages. But when it comes to technology support and digital services, a big imbalance persists between the five most spoken EU languages and the remaining ones. To battle this, a large consortium of 52 partners covering all European countries ...