Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli

Head of Innovation at KUDO Inc. and Lecturer at Mainz University

Claudio Fantinuoli
kudo multilingual meetings
university of mainz

My main topics of work are Computer-Assisted Human Interpreting and Real-time Machine Interpreting, which basically means that I study and design NLP/AI systems to augment human interpreters and to automatically translate speeches, putting the human user at the center. Personally, I am passionate about the intersection of mind, brain (also computational) and language instinct.

Other activities
- Founder of InterpretBank, a CAI-tool for professional interpreters
- Consultant in Automatic Speech Recognition and Speech Translation for the bodies of the European Union

Short biography
I received a PhD in Applied Linguistics at Uni Mainz (Germersheim) with a thesis on Augmentation of Human Interpreters. I am graduated in Conference Interpreting at Uni Bologna (Forlì) and I worked for several years as a conference interpreter and translator. I taught at the Innsbruck University, at the Postgraduate Center of Vienna University, and at the Karlshochschule International University. My career in NLP/AI started at Eurac Research. I now hold a position as Lecturer and Researcher at Mainz University and I am Head of Innovation at KUDO Inc.