Alexa may be able to translate languages in real

Alexa may be able to translate languages in real

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. By doing so, it would be able to instantly serve up a useful, accurate translation for a person from the U.S. who only speaks English and is attending a wedding in Tokyo. We have reached out to Amazon for details on what happened and when the digital assistant will be back up and running.

One of the examples given was that Alexa would have an understanding of Japanese culture and how to address someone formally versus speaking to someone more casually. Alexa can already translate in several different languages, such as Spanish, German, French, and Italian, but the goal here is to turn the multilingual assistant into a real-time translator that can help in nearly any situation.

For years people have dreamed about creating the real-world Babel Fish, that lovely creature imagined by Douglas Adams as being able to automatically translate all languages in real time. In 2017, Google boasted that the Pixel Buds ($159 ) were able to perform accurate real-time translation on the go, but the feature was not well received. The intelligent personal assistant is now capable of deciphering single words and phrases, but with these improvements, Amazon hopes that Alexa will work seamlessly in conversations as a real-time translator.

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The information comes from Yahoo Finance, which explains that sources say Amazon's Alexa team is working on ways to improve the assistant's usefulness in different cultures and languages.

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