24 Jan '12, 5pm

Startup To Translate Obama’s State Of The Union Address Up To 6,976 Languages In Real Time

Startup To Translate Obama’s State Of The Union Address Up To 6,976 Languages In Real Time

This evening, as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the nation during his State of the Union address, many volunteers will be working behind the scenes to translate his speech into thousands of languages. The team behind Babelverse , the world’s first real-time on-demand interpretation service, announced earlier today that they will translate President Obama’s address in real-time to viewers in every language around the world, which is potentially up to 6,976 languages. Now that’s a lot of tongues. Babelverse is a start-up founded by Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne that was part of the government-backed accelerator program, Start-Up Chile . The real-time, on-demand interpretation service powered by a global community of human interpreters began as a way to improve communication during international rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese tsun...

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