The SPEAKING APP TRANSLATOR – will it really take off?

The FUTURE of Learning


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I was watching an interesting futurist (Gerd Leonhard) discussion recently concerning the development of an app that wherever you are in the world and whatever language you are speaking or your partner is speaking you can simply download an app and record what the person is saying and it will immediately translate it into English and you will be able to reply to him/her in English and he will hear your answer in their own language using the same app.

This sounds pretty amazing…and that’s quite a complex app, that can pick up all the different nuances of a person’s speech anywhere on the planet. That would need to include all the different dialects and accents, as well as that know the language well enough to be able to translate whatever you say back in an accent or dialect that they would understand….

I wonder how…

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