Here is an interesting article on a concept called “Internet of Self.” I can definitely see we are headed in this direction…..
AltpaceVR showed technology at CES where using a device such as Occulus Rift and Intel RealSense 3D camera system a participant could attend a virtual conference. Obviously there are potential telecommuting possibilities with a system such as this.
Services were part of the mix at CES, including Lexifone, which offers in-call translations in these languages: English-U.S., as well as English used in the U.K., and Australia; French Canadian, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Mandarin-China, Mandarin-Taiwan, Polish, and Portuguese both Brazil and EU, as well as Russian, Spanish-Mexico, Spanish-Spain.
A users dials into Lexifone, identifies the language that needs translation, and then reoriginates the call, or dials out to the other party. When a caller stops talking, the cloud-based system, after an approximately four-second pause, will translate. The accuracy for languages such as Spanish can be as high as 95%, and for Mandarin, the most difficult, about 70%, but it’s improving, said Patrick Tata, vice president of marketing. The service is available to consumers as well as businesses.
Check out the link to learn more about this new technology that is coming VERY soon!