Translate One2One From IBM's Watson Your Communication Solution

Would you like a way to "overcome many of the contextual challenges associated with common languages, as well as understanding the nuances of local slang and dialects"?

I know you would, and now you can!


(The Translate One2One earpiece! video)

Itís powered by IBMís supercomputer, Watson, and takes between three and five seconds to complete a translation and play it to you.

It currently works across English, Japanese, French, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German and Chinese.

However, both people in a conversation need to be wearing one.

Lingmo International, the company behind it, claims the Translate One2One is clever enough to avoid common translation stumbling blocks.

Every science fiction fan loves the Babel Fish, an amazing fictional universal translator from Douglas Adams' 1979 novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:

The Babel fish is small, yellow and leechlike, and probably the oddest thing in the Universe. It feeds on brainwave energy received not from its own carrier but from those around it. It absorbs all unconscious mental frequencies from this brainwave energy to nourish itself with. It then excretes into the mind of its carrier a telepathic matrix formed by combining the conscious thought frequencies with nerve signals picked up from the speech centres of the brain which has supplied them. The practical upshot of all this is that if you stick a Babel fish in your ear you can instantly understand anything said to you in any form of language. The speech patterns you actually hear decode the brainwave matrix which has been fed into your mind by your Babel fish.


(The Babel Fish diagram)

Via The Independent.

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