We are talking about a new device created for translating foreign languages whilst speaking. The name of this earpiece is TranslateOne2One and it’s very similar to Babel fish, a fictional creature that used to translate conversations in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the galaxy.
It operates with an IBM’s supercomputer system, and each translation can take up to 5 seconds.
So far, TranslateOne2One was created to work across up to eight languages. They are English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German and Chinese. The participants need to have this device to catch up with the conversation.
The creator of TranslateOne2One was Lingmo International. The company claims to have manufactured the best earpiece that avoids common translation mistakes.
According to one of the members of this company, TranslateOne2One is intended to overcome contextual challenges related to translation because it is programmed to translate slangs and particular dialects. One of the best example is the variation in sound of the LL in Spanish, which can be pronounced Y, J or SH, according to the dialect.
The best of this device is that there’s no need to connect it to the Smartphone so it can work without Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. It can be used in vary far-off places and you won’t need to worry about the battery of your cellphone. The earpiece uses AI, allowing it to operate without connectivity. This factor will enable users to utilize TranslateOne2One in airports and in remote areas.
It can be bought for only $179. TranslateOne2One was launched in July.
This is not going to be the only instant translator on sale. Waverly Labs, Lingmo International’s competition, has also created an earpiece with the same functions; its name is Pilot Translating Earpiece and will be available by the end of this year.