échapper à la réflexion

03:20 Nov 29, 2018
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French term or phrase: échapper à la réflexion
This is in a Belgian speech about the state of employment in Wallonia. I feel like it means "Even if you don't take anything else away from this today..." but a) I'm unexpectedly dealing with an emergency so my brain's not all there and b) even if so, that's a bit of an overtranslation. So I could just use some confirmation or rebuttal.

Parmi ces défis, il y a aussi bien sûr celui de l’innovation technologique, et donc de l’intelligence artificielle. Si nul n’échappe aujourd’hui à la réflexion en la matière, c’est évident que les opportunités pour la recherche biopharmaceutique et médicale, et les soins de santé sont gigantesques. Mais elles nécessitent aussi de solides balises éthiques.
Roberta Beyer
United States
Local time: 15:41


Summary of answers provided
4Although consideration of the use of AI has become inescapable/omnipresent
Emma Cypher-Dournes
3 +1Although all of you here today need to think about this subject, ....
David Hayes
3 +1avoid thinking/considering/examining
Sandra& Kenneth


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avoid thinking/considering/examining


Explanation:
Although no one can avoid thinking about/considering/examining this subject, etc. Technological innovation IT and AI have become so prominent, that no one can afford to ignore them.
There is too little context to be sure and the general idea is not clear.

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Note added at 4 hrs (2018-11-29 07:42:18 GMT)
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Technology has become inescapable - this is about its impact on medical and pharmaceutical research.

Sandra& Kenneth
Israel
Local time: 23:41
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Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in RomanianRomanian
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agree  Victoria Britten: Or "While no one..."
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16 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Although all of you here today need to think about this subject, ....


Explanation:
I too think you could be right in supposing that, unless the speaker is discussing this topic in the abstract, he/she is here using "nul" in the sense of "no one here present (i.e. in this particular audience). If this is true, maybe you could turn it round into a positive statement (to talk about what everyone has to do rather than what no one can avoid doing).
Can't help feeling that your translation is too free, even though it reads well.

David Hayes
France
Local time: 22:41
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agree  Yolanda Broad
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Although consideration of the use of AI has become inescapable/omnipresent


Explanation:
I am fairly confident that in this context, the "nul" in this context is more generally any sector, any area of science/business/life...

I'm not sure my phrasing is the most optimal though, it was more to explain how I think it should be understood :-)

Emma Cypher-Dournes
Spain
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