4th International Conference ‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’
‘Exploring the Dark Side of Future Language Technologies:
Linguistic (In)security, Ethics, and Privacy in the Human-Machine Era‘

2-3 September 2024
UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Program will be published closer to the event

The 4th International Conference ‘Language in the Human-Machine Era’ (LITHME)

The LITHME Conference brings together researchers and experts from various areas of linguistics and language technology to prepare and to shape language and technology research in the human-machine era. Those with lots of technological expertise, and those with none but a keen interest in exploring its possible effects, are all absolutely welcome and encouraged to apply. LITHME Working groups cover subjects from computational linguistics to language ideology, language and law, and much else besides. We aim for targeted critical insights on new technologies.

This is a fully funded conference supported by the COST Association. Funding is available to anyone whose primary affiliation is to an organisation in COST Member countries and Near Neighbour Countries.* This can be any affiliation (including as a registered volunteer) for any kind of legal entity (e.g. university, business, charity, government body). There are no requirements for particular levels of qualification either. We are simply interested in your eligibility, and the quality of your submission. For eligible participants, there is no registration fee, and full reimbursement for all travel and accommodation, with an additional daily allowance for personal expenses.
*Please note Russia has recently been removed from this list.

Abstract submission

Plenary speaker: Philip Seargeant, Open University, UK

Author of The Future of Language: How Technology, Politics and Utopianism are Transforming the Way we Communicate

Host institution

UC Louvain


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