Amazon plans to teach Alexa real-time language translation

Amazon plans to teach Alexa real-time language translation

As a result of Google and Amazon's feud, YouTube is not available on the latter's Echo or Fire TV devices.

Yahoo Finance reports that one of the ways being considered would allow Alexa to translate languages in a more sophisticated manner. Alexa can already translate in several different languages, such as Spanish, German, French, and Italian, but the goal here is to turn the multilingual assistant into a real-time translator that can help in nearly any situation.

Alexa would have an understanding of the Japanese culture, which is generally more formal and conservative than American culture and would incorporate its knowledge into translations.

Amazon's bigger goal, however, is to teach Alexa to become a multilingual assistant. However, this only works for short sentences and words.

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Amazon does not have a page that tracks the status of consumer products and complaints. Last year, Google debuted the Pixel buds wireless headphones, which are capable of real-time translation using Assistant, Google Translate and the user's Android phone.

If you're traveling and unsure of how to ask for a table at a restaurant, Amazon wants Alexa to have your back.

Amazon on Friday is having issues with its cloud-based "Amazon Web Services" system that is causing outages on several major platforms including the company's own Alexa service. One area of contention is the availability of Nest smart home products and a new report today details the discussion between the two companies, and reveals possible involvement by Jeff Bezos.

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