Wanna Study Japanese? Now You Don’t Need to.
Wanna learn Japanese? Why spent countless hours with your face in text books or embarrassing yourself with your horrible pronunciation? Wouldn’t it be cool to have a device that let’s you understand any language on the planet? We’re one step closer, now the the technology exists for you to have a telephone conversation with someone speaking a completely different language.
Docomo is developing an automatic translation service which provides two translation of both speakers’ language in real-time. Not only does it provide an audio translation but it also displays what was said in both languages on screen, demoed on both Android smartphones and tablets.
I wouldn’t go quitting my language classes just yet. Although there have been improvements in voice recognition and language translation software, I figure that it will be sometime before this system can be used effectively. Back to the books!