ReadySetGo: Internationalization in the Times of AI

We will discuss the future of Localization and how to approach it, and also give you an inside view of its past. Although the changes in AI are reshaping the localization landscape on an almost daily basis, we will keep you abreast of best practices with practical know-how as well as explore localization tools such as machine translation, terminology management and global content management systems.

ReadySetGo: Internationalization
ReadySetGo: Internationalization

ReadySetGo Details

October 2, 2024

2 Hours of Lecture, 30 minutes Q&A

Jan Grodecki



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Internationalization in the Times of AI

Wednesday, October 2 – 6pm-8:30pm CEST / 12pm – 2:30pm EDT

New technologies such as GenAI and LLMs are having a significant impact on localization.

The challenges of bringing a product or service to an international audience remain, and there are proven best practices to proactively address them.
However, because of the changes due to AI, even best practices to i18n need to continually adapt. This course will give you the tools to stay abreast of the changes.

This course covers i18n for all types of content, from legacy desktop applications to multimedia and video.

Target Audience

  • Anyone who needs an overview, a starting point to understand, manage or lead global products.
  • Planners of international releases or campaigns
  • Program/project managers involved in i18n
  • Developers new to I18n

Course Outline

  • Definitions
  • Content Types and loc strategies
  • Developing i18n SW
  • Loc Tools and workflows
  • The impact of GenAI and LLMs to the loc industry

Key Takeaways

  • Past, present, and future approaches to localization
  • Understand all content types, creation, localization strategies and their challenges
  • The future of localization in the age of GenAI and LLMs

10% discount for 3 or more students from the same company  – please contact for more information.

About Your Instructor

Jan Grodecki

Jan Grodecki is Senior Solutions Architect at Welocalize and Adjunct Professor at University of Washington. Jan has worked in the localization industry for over 20 years on both the client and vendor side. He has managed enterprise localization projects in a variety of roles: SW localization engineer, PMP-certified project manager, and senior solutions architect.

He has been teaching International Project Management and Localization Engineering at the University of Washington since 2007.

ReadySetGo: Internationalization in the Age of AI is Jan’s introductory course for the Localization Institute.



The Localization Institute’s Jefferson Clark had an opportunity to interview Jan Grodecki about some exciting developments in AI and its intersection with Internationalization. Check it out here: