World’s Fair 50:
The Automatic Language Translator
Another World’s Fair crowd pleaser was the IBM Automatic Language Translator. In a live demonstration, the computer translated Russian text into English in a matter of seconds.
The most amazing part was that the translation wasn’t created from a computerized ‘dictionary search’ but from the analysis of both languages’ complex nuances and shades of meaning, syntax and grammar. To think that 50 years later, we have smart phones with translation apps for just about every language spoken. Очень здорово. Translation: Very cool.
The most innovative product unveiled at CES this year isn’t hardware, it’s Ortsbo’s real-time translation software.
Web Video Gets Real-Time Translation In 50+ Languages
Today Canadian startup Ortsbo’s new product can instantly translate internet video into more than 50 languages in real time. And Gene Simmons is on board.
What if you could learn a new language and, in the process, make the Internet more accessible? The guy who created those annoying security tests is making it happen with a program called Duolingo.