Come on our AI isn't good enough yet. We can barely make AI distinguish shadows or have robots independently navagate rooms, and you want a program
that is able to independently master every language created, figure out the cultural meanings of words, idioms, distinguish dialects, etc. We will
get there, but as of now it is a bit premature to get a Star Trek type universal translator
thats right. If you look at programming languages, especially OO, you would know that it depends on patterns and similarities between objects, in this
case languages. However, languages vary greatly in grammar, writing, pronunciation etc. For examples, what similarities are there between Japanese and
French? there are more differences between languages than similarities unfortunately, so it is not feasible currently, probably when a new programming
language is used in the future :]
There has been various attempts at a ULT but all have basically failed due to poor voice recognition software. Multiple languages also require a
boatload of space and a powerful processor which has made it difficult to put it in a small form device. I can promise you that Nuance Communications
is either working on it themselves or licensing their technology to someone to do it. Nuance has the top rated recognition software available in
multiple languages. It is just a matter of time and market penetration at this point.
Since there was origininally only one language (which presumably started in Africa / Middle East) couldn't that be used as a starting point to reduce
processing power and storage?
I've also, many years ago, read a book / article about all these inventions which should have been invented already, but hasn't. Possibly due to the
same reason "free energy" hasn't been made available to the public (if it is available). If anyone has info on where I can get something like this
it would be appreciated.
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