Real-time Camera Translators Are Not Science Fiction Anymore

It’s amazing how fast machine translators are being developed. The quality of automatically translated texts is improving rapidly, which makes the machine translations more useful for several cases and situations. Constantly improving quality of machine translation has inspired people to invent some totally new and amazing translation technologies.

One of the most interesting new technology in the field of machine translators is a translator based on video. Camera translators are basically real-time translators translating the pieces of text shot with a video camera. Sounds weird, right? Well, it’s a bit difficult to really describe what these kinds of camera translators are, so it’s better if you just check this video representing one of those camera translators (called Word Lens):

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Unfortunately there are still very limited group of languages supported in this new technology. English and Spanish seems to be working quite good already, but more languages are desperately needed to make this technology popular worldwide. Probably this will be changing but the pace of the development is a matter of crystal ball.

Have you already tried camera translators?