Thursday, December 30, 2010

Universal Translators Are Totally Doable

SingularityHub points to research efforts, but it's much simpler. Here's all you need to do:
  • iOS app streams audio to outsourcers with relevant language skills
  • outsourcers transcribe text into BabelFish and paste resulting translation back into web app
  • web app pipes text into cheap text-to-speech software and pipes audio back to iOS app
  • boom, Star Trek, 400 years ahead of schedule