Microsoft has a wild hologram that translates HoloLens keynotes into Japanese

Microsoft has a wild hologram that translates HoloLens keynotes into Japanese

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The combination of universal #translators and #holograms opens up a whole new world of #communication for us all as #Microsoft demonstrates   Interested in the Exponential Future? Connect, download a free E-Book, watch a keynote, or browse my blog. Recently I had the pleasure of working on Microsoft’s annual Artificial...

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Doctor Dolittle researchers use AI to decode mice chatter

Doctor Dolittle researchers use AI to decode mice chatter

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Using AI to translate human languages is nothing new, but now we’re using the technology to help us decipher animal languages.   Dolphins are getting in on the act, and now so are mice – having their language translated into something humans can understand using...

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Skype can now translate ten languages in real time

Skype can now translate ten languages in real time

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Over the past five decades the world has got immeasurably smaller but language is still a barrier, but that’s all beginning to change.   Yes, it’s a small world. Or so we’re told. The advent of the telephone and the internet made distance irrelevant and...

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By 2021 this AI could help us talk to dolphins

By 2021 this AI could help us talk to dolphins

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence can already translate hundreds of languages but now we might be seeing the first signs of the creation of the world’s first Universal Translator.   We’ve been using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help us develop facial recognition systems that we can use on...

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Google Translate has made up its own secret language

Google Translate has made up its own secret language

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not being able to speak other languages divides us, and it prevents us and the machines from understanding each other and the content we all generate. By breaking down communication barriers we are opening ourselves up to a new world of data and possibilities.  ...

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DeepMinds AI based WaveNet tech makes computers sound human

DeepMinds AI based WaveNet tech makes computers sound human

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Allowing people to converse with machines is a long standing dream of human computer interaction, now it’s a lot closer.   Is that the President of the United States you’re talking to!? No, it’s WaveNet. Computer systems that sound like the real deal are edging...

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