Google has a working prototype of the universal translator

Following the medical tricorder another fixture of science fiction films and books may soon become a reality. According to the British The Times vice president of Google Hugo Barra, the company already has a working prototype of a voice translation in real time, the same universal translator, which was used by the characters of the series Star Trek.

According to Barr, the system works very well, and for some language pairs, such as the Anglo-Portuguese, you can safely put on the market. The only problem is, the translator consistently operates only in a controlled environment, with no background noise. Otherwise, there are failures of speech recognition. That is, to use the device on the street, which is especially handy to travelers until you get. To overcome this problem will take at least a few years.

Some time ago, a prototype of a similar system of simultaneous transfer of voice and showed Microsoft

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