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The De-humanisation and Re-humanisation of the Translation and Interpreting Professions

In-Person and Streamed Lecture by Associate Professor Marc Orlando, Director of the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Macquarie University


Advances in AI, Machine Translation and Machine Interpreting, or other digital technologies, pose various challenges to our T&I professions, which are being de-humanised and need to redefine themselves somehow. At the same time, the potential offered by technologies to provide and promote a human added value to T&I services (a re-humanisation?) cannot be ignored. In this lecture, Associate Professor Marc Orlando will present an overview of some important changes in Translating & Interpreting and discuss how adaptability and versatility are essential qualities for translators and interpreters.


Registration Fee:

  • $15 INC GST - IN-PERSON ATTENDEES ONLY (Bookings are essential. A networking session and finger food will be provided after the lecture)

  • FREE - Watch via the online stream on our Conversations YouTube Channel 


Presented By:

Associate Professor Marc Orlando - Director of the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Macquarie University

Associate Professor Marc Orlando is the Director of the Translation and Interpreting Studies Program at Macquarie University, Sydney. Since the completion of his doctoral thesis, his research and publications have focused on the synergies between practice, research, and Translation & Interpreting didactics. He has also investigated the use of digital pen technology in interpreter training, as well as the role of interpreters in different contexts of work. He is an active translator and conference interpreter, certified by NAATI (Australia), full member of AUSIT and of AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters. He sits on the Technical Reference and Advisory Committee of NAATI and is the current coordinator of the Research Committee of AIIC.


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IN-PERSON ATTENDEES will be issued a Certificate of Attendance and will be eligible for 10 PD points under NAATI Category 1.4.

Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.

The NAATI Recertification Catalogue can be downloaded via this link.

LIVE STREAM ATTENDEES are eligible for PD points, however we will not issue a certificate. You can check with NAATI what can be accepted as evidence i.e. screenshots, statutory declaration that you have viewed the lecture. 



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