In the Consumer Electronics Fair Las Vegas, CES, Many companies promote their devices, which are increasingly sophisticated, only to talk in different languages, only small devices that come in hand or wireless headphones.
Headphones with "Pilot" with Waverly Labs (red, white and black with an elegant design) They return to 15 languages and cost between 180 and 250 dollars. If both parties have a device, they can talk directly.
During the short exhibition of Las Vegas, French-speaking AFP journalist Andrew Ochoa was directly translated by Waverly Labs director, created in New York in 2014.
On Ochoa phone, it also gives words written when writing the application, but it may be.
The device, by phone, "listens to the voice," sends it to the cloud, transcribes it, returns it and synthesizes it "vocally, explains Ochoa. As a result, a few delays are missing. It adds "once" and not simultaneously at the same time.
Through voice synthesis, translation and interpretation tools and programs came recently in the market, technology was not sufficiently developed until two years ago.
"We are applying the latest functionalities of artificial intelligence, such as machine learning or" neural network "(computer systems inspired by human brain connections)," he explained. voice recognition
Now, "these technologies are as mature as possible," says Ochoa, who has sold the first 35,000 faces in less than a year, especially to hotels, which, of course, has to be able to communicate with their clients.
Less discreet, WT2 headphones with company TimeKettle They work equally and they will also present this week at the CES.
You do not need the device, instead of using it PocketalkThanks to Japan's Sourcenext Trial, thanks to the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, "a lot of Japanese talk about Japanese," says official communications by Richard Gallagher.
According to him, a small device, which looks like an old cell phone, can be translated to 74 languages at $ 299.
"Automated learning makes the user better and better understand" and "adapts the user's pronunciation" while still showing up.
"It's a great way to interact with artificial intelligence," says they sold 200,000 units. Once again, they were very interested in hoteliers, but also merchants and taxi drivers, among others.
IFlytex in Chinese, with artificial intelligence and voice recognition in Asia, is also at CES Translator 2.0Returns thirty languages to Chinese and vice versa. The latest model is around $ 400.
Travis Dutch, who currently manages 100 languages, says they sell 120,000 pockets of translators. They cost between $ 200 and $ 250.
Google is a powerful, well-known translator, along with translation, Translated, opened the dance of 2017 with Pixel Buds, with voice-over hearing aid.
In the CES, the US giant presented a new translation feature on Tuesday in the virtual assistant voice, on many products, on smart phones, or in speakers, now listening to a language and speaking it out orally.
According to Andrew Ochoa of Waverly Labs, the next phase is an automatic translation, technology is still not supported.