One Step Closer to a Working Bablefish

Scientists have unveiled a not totally unworkable prototype of a translation system in the style of the famous babelfish. Of course at the moment the device requires the speaker to have electrodes attached to his face, but you know, baby steps and all that.

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“Even for humans, it is sometimes hard to understand what we say to each other,” Wang said. “For a machine, it becomes very challenging.”

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