One of the most important innovations in recent times is the advent of global communication and how it shaped society for the better, where different cultures and people can interact with one another from different sides of the globe. This was done with the things like the internet, government and politics, and social interaction done on different platforms that are either online or in physical events. One of the only barriers left to proper and seamless communication is language, because some countries still have a hard time understanding outside their native ones. Recently, a US technology firm has just started demonstrating their recent creaton that has the ability to translate over 1000 languages simultaneously and live.
This new app, called Avaya Vantage, attempts to provide a seamless experience for people who wish to communicate with other people in real time. Not to say that aren’t any current forms of technology that can help with translation and communication, like the google translate app/website that has been used and updated for quite some time, but this one has the functionality to of real time translation and a focus on communication rather than understanding certain phrases or words in articles or books. Frederick Sabty, the current Vice President for hospitality worldwide at Avaya stated “We hope these practical solutions inspire others to leverage the tremendous potential of open platforms in creating meaningful and impactful experiences.”
They aren't the only company that is looking into the ways that there could be easier translation among people as Google has also recently announced that they plan to add 13 new languages to their camera translation software. This would incude Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, Tamil, Thai, Telugu and Vietnamese are the ones to be added. This now brings the supported languages by Google to 50, making it the most diverse one out of the bunch.
This may be only a small solution before we can reach a universal language, but it’s one of the interesting ways people can communicate more seamlessly online without the need of constantly checking for translation websites and making mistakes with grammar and spelling. Hopefully we get to see more of this technology as time goes on, and that we can find better and more creative ways to further the communication with other people despite of language barriers.