Refugee Crises and Human Language Technology


More than 12 million people have been displaced by the war in Syria and the advance of IS, creating the largest wave of refugees to face Europe since WWII. The systems in place to deal with this huge flow of people have been strained to breaking, and the costs are being counted in human suffering, decreased security and economic loss. Mr. Stewart presents three key challenges and suggests how human language technologies might enable us to better meet them.