Live prompting CAI tools – a market snapshot

In the aftermath of our inspiring AIIC AI Day in Rome, I felt that an overview of all live-prompting CAI (Computer-Assisted Interpreting) tools might be very much appreciated by many colleagues. So here we go – these are the tools providing live prompting of terms, numbers, names or complete transcripts in the booth during simultaneous interpretation.

The appearance is in alphabetical order. Although all information included in this post has of course been checked thoroughly, I cannot guarantee that the information is correct and up to date. If there is anything wrong or missing, please let me know!

Cymo Note

Provider Cymo Inc., China/USA

Website https://www.cymo.io

  

Image source Anja Rütten

Demo click for video

Reviews/articles

Review by Josh Goldsmith
Test done by Andrew Gillies: DE>EN https://youtu.be/ZIQLi-fZNy4 EN>DE https://youtu.be/oS30FrHVSY0

Main functionalities

Complete live transcript highlighting terms plus equivalent and numbers, Term extraction from live translation, force terms, translate selected transcript text, consec mode included, can be fed with glossaries in advance

Technicalities

Cymo also offer RSI backchannel (Cymo Booth) and RSI meeting platform; “No data is saved to the cloud and your transcript is stored locally for 24 hours only” by Cymo; different ASR engines to select from (Microsoft Azure, Tencent Cloud STTt and iFlyTek STT); local client or browser (https://www.cymo.io/en/documentation/note/howtoconnect.html)

Cost

1 credit every 10 minutes (0.14-0.18 USD/credit), or monthly subscription from 58 USD) boothmates can join for free, find up to date pricing info here: https://www.cymo.io/store/index.html

 

EABM – Ergonomics for the Artificial Booth Mate project

Provider University of Ghent, Belgium

Website https://www.eabm.ugent.be/eabm/

Image source Bart Defrancq

Demo https://www.eabm.ugent.be/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/eabm.mp4

Reviews/articles

Defrancq, B., & Fantinuoli, C. (2020). Automatic speech recognition in the booth: Assessment of system performance, interpreters’ performances and interactions in the context of numbers. Target.

Main functionalities

shows terms, numbers, and transcript

Technicalities

based on Whisper-AI, can be plugged into other STT systems, currently runs on university servers only, can run on any device

Good to know

used in experiments for research on cognitive load with SCIC interpreters

 

Interpretbank ABM (Artificial Booth Mate)

Provider InterpretBank (Claudio Fantinuoli), Germany

Website https://www.interpretbank.com/ASR

Image source/Demo click for video

Reviews/articles Review by Benni Gross

Main functionalities

shows terms plus digits and time, can be fed with documents and/or glossaries in advance; runs in combination with InterpretBank terminology database with many sophisticated features; also available as Digital Notepad for consec; currently speech recognition implemented for English only

Technicalities

Based on Google STT API, local InterpretBank installation under Windows or MacOS sends link to ABM session in Chrome, runs in parallel to Zoom/Teams etc. (it is best to use a second computer and send the audio in via cable)

Good to know

the pioneer

Cost

Part of cloud services included in an InterpretBank supscription (currently from 9.99 EUR/month) – find up to date pricing information here: https://interpretbank.com/site/

 

Kudo Interpreter Assist

Provider KUDO Inc., USA

Website https://kudoway.com/articles/the-tech-behind-kudo-interpreter-assist/

Reviews/articles

Fantinuoli, Claudio & Marchesini, Giulia & Landan, David & Horak, Lukas. (2022). KUDO Interpreter Assist: Automated Real-time Support for Remote Interpretation. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/357646449_KUDO_Interpreter_Assist_Automated_Real-time_Support_for_Remote_Interpretation

Main functionalities

Term extraction/Glossary creation + live prompting of names, numbers, terms

Technicalities

Can only be used as part of RSI meeting plattform KUDO (kudoway.com)

Good to know

sell interpreting services and AI-based machine translation + RSI platform

Cost

https://kudoway.com/pricing-plans-and-features/

Smarterp

Provider Kunveno, Spain

Website https://smarterp.me/

Image source/demo https://smarterp.me/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Introducing-the-STM-Digital-Toolkit-2.mp4

Reviews/articles My hands-, eyes- and ears-on experience with SmarTerp, including a short interview with the UI designer

Main functionalities

shows terms, numbers, named entities from glossary and/or online sources; fed with documents and/or glossaries in advance, includes extraction module; comes with sophisticated RSI platform + educational version

Technicalities

browser-based (Chrome), proprietary STT, Zoom sound can be fed into the system, blockchain technology guarantees data security and privacy with robust smart contracts, self-sovereign identity and data knowledge minimisation

Good to know

explicitly refrain from selling interpreting services, project-financed

Cost

free beta-testing, no pricing available yet (decentralized autonomous distribution structure being set up)

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About the author:
Anja Rütten is a freelance conference interpreter for German (A), Spanish (B), English (C), and French (C) based in Düsseldorf, Germany. She has specialised in tec, information and terminology management since the mid-1990s and holds a PhD on information and knowledge management in conference interpreting.

 

 


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