Amazon reportedly wants to turn Alexa into a real-time universal translator

Amazon reportedly wants to turn Alexa into a real-time universal translator

Amazon reportedly wants to turn Alexa into a real-time universal translator

While the company has yet to issue any kind of official notice or response, reports on the internet from all over the world indicate that Alexa is very incredibly delayed answering questions or is unable to connect to the network to respond at all.

"The cross-culture, cross-language piece is going to be big for Amazon and Alexa, and it has a lot of potential", an anonymous source told Yahoo Finance.

The sources also expect that one day Alexa will be so advanced that a single device could translate multiple people speaking multiple different languages at the same time.

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Amazon might give Alexa more intelligent real-time translation powers

So for instance if someone from the US attends a wedding in Japan without knowing a word of Japanese, Alexa would help the person hold a conversation in the local language. In real life, though, Alexa users had to wait until she is up and running again to ask about the weather or use voice commands to play music. To a small degree, Alexa already does this-it's capable of translating basic words and phrases into Spanish, German, French, and Italian. The smart voice-based assistant will reportedly integrate its knowledge of the Japanese culture to make the translations more accurate. Amazon is looking to make Alexa more useful not just by adding a new feature but adding one that will help tackle language and cultural barriers. Google caused a stir when they demonstrated real-time translation via the Pixel Buds.

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