Speaking different languages makes the world a beautiful place. However, it can be a barrier for some people who are from opposite sides of the world. Not all people can speak another language apart from their own. That makes it hard to communicate with other people from other countries and regions.
Now, Amazon created an excellent solution that will narrow the gap between two different languages. Amazon introduces the Alexa Live Translation feature on Amazon Echo devices. It allows Alexa to translate languages spoken by two parties, which makes it easier for them to understand each other.
How Does the Alexa Live Translation Mode for Conversations Works
Alexa, the AI-powered virtual assistant from Amazon will act as the interpreter in a conversation that uses two languages. For instance, one end of the call is speaking in English, and the other party is speaking in Spanish. Alexa will translate the language being spoken into the language of the other side and vice versa.
First, you must ask Alexa to initiate a translation session with specific languages. You can say the command, “Alexa, start translating.” Alexa will automatically identify and translate the languages in the conversation as you speak different sentences. As of now, the feature works with six language pairs: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, and Hindi.
The Alexa Live Translation uses the automatic-speech-recognition (ASR) system, the text-to-speech system, and the Amazon Translate to maximize its performance and effectiveness. Amazon is continually working on various approaches to improve the translation, including the tone of voice and the use of informal and formal translations.
Using Alexa Live Translation on Amazon Echo Smart Speakers
You can start using the Alexa live translation mode on your Echo devices. If your Echo smart speaker device has a screen, it will display the original message and the translation below it. But, for the normal Echo and the Echo Dot without a screen, Alexa will verbally translate the messages for you.
The feature might roll out to other Amazon smart speakers and devices soon.
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