Richard has been a full-time freelance translator in general fields since Heisei 1 (1989), living on Awaji Island. He has helped organize past IJETs (Kyoto, Kobe, Hawaii) and has been a mentor in JAT’s eJuku program since 2013. He is a self-professed early adopter of technologies although not a coder and non-technical by nature.
His interest in MT, ChatGPT, and AI is an outgrowth of a professional curiosity about how online tools can be put to use to produce better translations. He hopes to be able to facilitate a discussion that will spark interest in intelligently adopting these tools and considering their implications for the future.