Artificial Intelligence and Language Technologies: Solutions to improve interaction, efficiency and automation


When and where?

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Ensanche Building, Plaza Zabalgune, 11

48009 Bilbao - Bizkaia

General Objective

To present realities and prospecting to help identify opportunities for the application of language technologies based on artificial intelligence in both Companies and Administrations.

To whom?

To Managing Directors and to technical, innovation, or service managers of Companies and Administrations

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09:45 - 10:00: Reception 

10:00 - 10:05: Opening. Javier Garcinuño, General Director - Bilbao Ekintza

10:05 - 10:25: Vicomtech and AI in Applied Industrial Research. Julián Flórez, General Director - Vicomtech

10:25 - 10:50: AI and Language Technologies: Overview. Arantza del Pozo, Director of Speech and Natural Language Technologies - Vicomtech

Examples and Testimonials. Application Opportunities

10:50 - 11:05: ITZULI Machine Translation: from Research to Service at the Basque Government

11:05 - 11:20: Bilingual Automatic Subtitling. Use case of EiTB

11:20 - 11:30: Break

11:30 - 11:45: Voice Based Biometrics and Antispoofing. Implementation in Natural Vox.

11:45 - 12:00: RESIVOZ: Spoken registration of information through conversational assistants. Caser Residencial use case

12:00 - 12:15: Applying Transfer Learning to natural language models. BBVA AI Factory use case

12:15 - 12:30: Deepfake and Voice Cloning. How was Franco's voice generated for the XREY podcast?

12:30 - 12:45: Doubts and questions

Round Table and Conclusions

12:45 - 13:15: Round Table. The impact of language technologies in the future

13:15 - 13:30: Closing


Javier Garcinuño

General Manager -Bilbao Ekintza                      

Julian Florez

General Manager - Vicomtech                                             

Arantza del Pozo

Director of Speech and Natural Language Technologies - Vicomtech


Toni Garrido

 Announcer, presenter and producer.                                                              

Thierry Etchegoyhen 

Principal Researcher in Translation Technologies - Vicomtech            

Oscar Guadilla

Director of Innovation and Consulting (EJIE)                                                

Aitor Álvarez

Senior Researcher in Speech Technologies - Vicomtech                                                       

Blanca Romero 

Associate Director of Natural Vox                                                                                                              

Montse Cuadros

Senior Researcher in Natural Language Processing - Vicomtech

Larraitz Eguren

Media processes Technical Coordinator - EITB                                     

María Hernández

Senior Data Scientist & Data Product Owner - BBVA  AI Factory

Jesús María Martín

Data Product Manager - BBVA AI Factory                                            

Manex Serras

Researcher in Dialogue Systems - Vicomtec                                  


Iñaki Tellería

URTMS Coordinator - Caser Residencial Betharram                                


Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa,
Paseo Mikeletegi 57,
20009 Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain)

+(34) 943 309 230

Zorrotzaurreko Erribera 2, Deusto,
48014 Bilbao (Spain)

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