Amazon Wants To Turn Alexa Into A Real-Time Language Translator

Alan Olson
March 3, 2018

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In other words, in the above example, Alexa would consider the Japanese's culture, which is more formal and conservative than American culture.

The virtual assistant has also been making predictions ahead of this year's ceremony, and also has Alexa Skills available - which can be used to discuss the awards or take part in trivia quizzes on the event. The Amazon assistant is predicting wins on the night for The Shape Of Water for Best Picture and Gary Oldman for Best Actor.

Yahoo found that Alexa could soon help a native English speaker attending a meeting with Japanese business partners understand what those people are saying in Japanese.

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Considering the Super Bowl commercial, which showed famous celebrities like Rebel Wilson and Cardi B providing the responses to users' Alexa queries, the day's issues were tinged with a bit of humor. To a small degree, Alexa already does this-it's capable of translating basic words and phrases into Spanish, German, French, and Italian. According to a new report, the company wants to turn Alexa into a real-time universal language translator. Google Pixel Buds has a similar feature and obviously work with a Google Assistant.

Users said at the time that the experience of Google Translate in a wireless earphone was "awkward" so they would rather use their smartphones for any translation needs since those devices are a more compelling solution.

"I've had an awesome couple of years at Amazon Alexa working with some of the smartest people I know". If Amazon is able to bring that to Alexa, its translation feature may become more useful in real-time moments, as pointed out by Mashable.

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