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The Science behind Language and Translation

"The interpretation process requires an extraordinary blend of sensory, motor and cognitive skills, all of which have to operate in unison. Interpreters perform continuously and in real time, without asking the speaker to slow down or clarify anything. Nothing in our evolutionary history can have programmed one’s brain for a task so peculiar and demanding. Executing it requires versatility and nuance beyond the reach of the most powerful computers. It is a wonder that any human brain can do it at all!"

Read more in the article 'The Science behind Language and Translation' on The World Economic Forum blog

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