Example Track 1

Voice of America Session

Oct 30, 2019

11:15 am - 11:35 am

Jim Tunnessen

Chief Information Officer & Chief Digital Officer

Voice of America (VOA)
(Pending Agency Approval)

The Voice of America, VOA, has 47 different newsrooms. Each newsroom creates, and publishes content in a different language. News is distributed via television, radio, and digital news platforms. One time consuming task for the journalists comes from having to transcribe interviews or translate content between any of the 47 different languages. The VOA’s Office of Global Products & Technology noted the challenge and worked with the journalists to develop the AI tool named Ipsum to provide automated transcription and translation.