Here, in this article ‘Digital Interpreters- speak languages without learning’, I am going to discuss about technological inventions have presented us digital interpreters. These technologies help us speak languages without learning. Thus,communicating in other languages with people around the world without knowing how to speak them has become easier.
Who does not want to know many languages? Being able to converse in any language would bring several advantages in the professional and cultural field as well as in the personal field. However, resources are limited and learning a language entails a great deal of time, money and effort . So, given these difficulties,, what can be done? The technology offers different solutions to be able to communicate in other languages. Precisely, there are gadget translators and applications that improve understanding and fluency of different languages.
Pilot: the translator headset
This curious device was created by Waverly Labs and developed by crowdfunding campaign . The Pilot kit consists of a wireless headset. This headset is equipped with a microphone and a speaker that connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth.
The translation done by Pilot is almost simultaneous. So the person may be able to understand languages that he has not learned almost in real time. Because the delay is only two seconds which, the creators of the device hope to reduce further with time.
Initially, the languages available on Pilot are English, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese . However, users will be able to pay for translating conversations in additional languages such as German, Chinese, Greek, Japanese, Russian, Turkish and Arabic, among others. The launch date of Pilot is planned in autumn and its price will be between $266.69 to $320.51.
Travis: the language-speaking device
It fits in the palm of one hand and is capable of translating 80 languages. This is Travis, a very interesting automatic translator developed by a Dutch start-up . We all want to speak languages without learning them and this device is helping us to a great extent in this regard.
The procedure is quite simple. You just have to pronounce the phrase you want to translate. Travis will pronounce it in the indicated language. It has an online and offline voice recognition. In addition, it can be used for 12 hours in a row, thanks to the autonomy of its battery.
The most curious thing about this proposal is that it is a device that is being improved with its use. This is possible because it is based on machine learning technology , a branch of artificial intelligence that allows machines to learn automatically.
Can you imagine being able to converse with speakers from any country without having to learn the language? Incredibly, this is already a real possibility. You can speak languages with the help of technology.
Smartpen: the pen that translates
But the digital world not only offers translating gadgets , but many more options with which it is easier to learn other languages. One of them is Smartpen, which has the appearance of a pen, but it is much more than that.
The Spanish company Kids SmartPen SL has developed this optical pen capable of interpreting the sounds and phonemes of a language encoded in paper . It is aimed at children , who serve to enhance their language skills. In fact, it is suitable for both pre-school students and older students, such as high school students.
Babbel: speak languages with mobile
The smartphone can also help a lot in language learning through various easy-to-install apps. This is the case of Babbel, an app with learning programs designed by linguists and experts . The most interesting thing is that their lessons do not last more than 15 minutes, which facilitates the reconciliation of work and personal life with the study of languages.
Electronic books to speak languages
Electronic books are becoming more widespread in society, which is slowly changing their reading habits. In addition, in this type of devices not only can enjoy a good novel, but also they are very useful in the learning of languages. Moreover, it does not only have to do with the titles and contents compatible with this format that can be downloaded, but to the own applications of the apparatuses . Also, many e-books have, for example, built-in translators.