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How interpreters can make AI tools work for them

Artificial intelligence is on everyone’s lips, and interpreters in particular are now often asked what AI means for their job and their future. We believe: Instead of being afraid, interpreters should use AI for their own good and can benefit massively from it.

The well-known phrase “AI will not replace your job, other people who use AI will.” can certainly also be applied to interpreters. Because with the help of AI, interpreters can:

  • Save massive amounts of time in preparation for their upcoming assignments
  • Increase their income by doing more jobs in the same time
  • Improve the quality of their work

Especially in a job in which preparation time is a major part of the overall project, there is massive potential to save time and thus become more productive. Tasks that normally have to be done in laborious manual work, can now be done in seconds by artificial intelligence. Think of research for upcoming assignments, glossaries or lists of relevant products.

We have a number of concrete tips here so you can become one of those who use AI for themselves and their productivity.

3 steps to let AI work for you as an interpreter

1. Define your goals.

First of all, you have to be clear about what you want to achieve. What are you preparing for? A keynote speech by a well-known speaker? A company event at which the marketing staff present their topics? Depending on the situation, the choice for tools and prompts looks very different.

2. Use the right tools.

Depending on the task you need to choose the right tool. Chat GPT will be your choice for most occasions. But for some, you might need to use another AI tool. For example, Chat GPT currently does not offer any links in the results. So if you want to get a list of YouTube videos, for example, is the right tool instead. 

3. Use the right prompts.

Chat GPT and other tools are only as helpful as the questions asked. Questions or requests are called “prompts”. They can be very simple, such as “Summarize the history of company XY for me.” But the more detailed and specific they are, the better the results they will deliver.

It is also important to understand that you can refine prompts bit by bit, i.e. become more and more specific through follow-up questions. You can think of this similar to conversations with human beings, where you may be very general at the beginning and then ask more specific questions over time.

When doing so, the AI ​​tool will go into more depth according to the context of the original prompt. For example, you could follow up on the result about the history of company XY with a next prompt like “Let me know more about the events in 2017.”

Need some examples?

HERE we have the best prompts for you.

If you want to learn more about how to frame the right prompt or need a tool that helps you get the most out of Chat GPT, we recommend that you contact our friends at

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Smart live interpretation system for on-site, virtual and hybrid events. Translators and listeners can be located anywhere in the world.


Johannes Wigand

CEO & Co-Founder

Johannes is passionate for communications, servant leadership and tech. He is married and has three kids, loves being in the wonderful Salzburg mountains and is excited how LiveVoice has already helped thousands of people around the globe.