An introductory class to Artificial Intelligence
for translators, interpreters and linguists

What is EasyAI

EasyAI is a book that aims to explain artificial intelligence applied to language in a compact, non-technical and minimalist way. The goal is to empower the next generation of language professionals with knowledge of the latest developments in natural language processing and artificial intelligence.

The book is tailored to a heterogeneous and non-specialist target audience from the humanities, in particular students in the fields of translation, interpreting, linguistics, journalism and cultural studies. It aims to provide both high-level theoretical knowledge - e.g. what is machine learning and how it works - and applied knowledge - e.g. how to avoid racial bias in language models - in self-contained chapters, with no mathematics or computational background.

The book is an ongoing effort. New content and updates are planned on a regular basis.

Designed for the humanities

Understand the basic ideas behind AI without the need of math or previous knowledge.

Organized in chapters

The contents is organized in self-contained chapters, covering the basic concepts of Artificial Intelligence applied to language.


The content is presented in a easy-reading, compact and dynamic way with the goal of making the topic accessible to a non-specialist audience


The topics are divided in three main sections.

Artificial Intelligence

Read about the main ideas of modern artificial intelligence.

Natural Language Processing

Read about the building-blocks of modern AI applied to language.

Language Technology
Applied technologies

Read about how AI can be applied to solve real-life challenges.



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About the author

Dr. Claudio Fantinuoli is researcher and lecturer at the Mainz University/Germany and Head of Innovation at KUDO Inc. He conducts research in the field of Natural Language Processing applied to computer-assisted interpreting and automatic speech translation. He also teaches conference interpreting. In the past, he taught Technology and Interpreting at the University of Innsbruck and at the Postgraduate Center of the University of Vienna. He is the founder of InterpretBank.

EasyAI has a 6-months (4/22-11/22) financial support of GLK/Mainz.