Amazon Wants To Turn Alexa Into A More Complex, Real-Time Translator

03 March, 2018, 06:41 | Author: Carmen Reese
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Alexa's English, German, and Japanese skills will need to be rounded out when she becomes what Yahoo reports as a "multilingual assistant who can help in nearly any situation".

The sources also expect that one day Alexa will be so advanced that a single device could translate multiple people speaking multiple different languages at the same time. 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. The smart voice-based assistant will reportedly integrate its knowledge of the Japanese culture to make the translations more accurate.

While widespread, it doesn't appear to be affecting all Alexa users.

Alexa can already translate short phrases and words in Spanish, German, French and Italian but cannot decipher more meaningful or contextual situations that languages often need.

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The cockup has knocked a number of internet services offline, including Amazon's own Alexa virtual assistant. Context and cultural awareness is something that's still missing. It went quiet for users in many locations Friday because of an outage within Amazon's cloud data service, AWS.

More changes will happen to Alexa.

Amazon does not have a page that tracks the status of consumer products and complaints. We have reached out to Amazon for details on what happened and when the digital assistant will be back up and running. According to a new report, the company wants to turn Alexa into a real-time universal language translator.

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