Call for applications – LITHME 2nd Training school

​​LITHME is very excited to announce that we will be holding our second training school from the 30th May-3rd of June 2022 in Porto, Portugal.

‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’ (https://lithme.eu/) welcomes everyone interested in the impact of new and emerging language technologies. Whether you are a tech developer who wants to learn more about linguistics, or a linguist who wants to know more about tech, we want to hear from you! Funding is available to people in European countries and in countries neighbouring Europe (see https://www.cost.eu/about/cost-strategy/cost-global-networking/). Self-funded applicants from any country are also welcome.

Our aim is to prepare everyone for imminent changes in the way we use technology to communicate. From immersive augmented reality to super-intelligent chatbots, in the near future we will be communicating in very different ways. This will present significant challenges for all areas of linguistics and language research; meanwhile developers need insights from linguistic research to improve the technologies themselves. So we must all adapt.

Our fully funded training school is open to any eligible researcher who is interested to explore these timely topics. We welcome experienced developers, but no technological expertise is required, only an interest in exploring the possible effects of these near future advances in language technology.

We’re currently planning for this to be held in person. We really hope the Covid situation allows that! But if not, we will arrange a high quality online event.

More information about eligibility, and the online application form, can be found at https://lithme.eu/training-school/. The deadline for applications is Friday 14 January, 2022.

We hope to see you in Porto!

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