Now this is pretty fly for a white guy. Until recent most iPhone translation apps were limited to text input or a phrase dictionary. Select the phrase and an audio bite would play. But what about speech-to-speech translations? Well, it’s coming, albeit to the military.
Created by a company called Sakhr, their speech-to-speech translator iPhone app can translate English to Arabic and Arabic to English in real time. The accuracy of the app, for lack of better words is remarkable and appears to have a very high accuracy rate, although I shouldn’t take the below video as a true testament since it isn’t real world testing.
As previously mentioned this app is intended for military use only, but it clearly demonstrates the power of the iPhone. Too bad I didn’t have one of these in 9th grade French class.