Amazon adds Live Translation to Alexaâs toolbox of skills
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Alexa is gaining the ability to do live translations between English and Spanish, German, French, Hindi, Italian, and Brazilian Portuguese with a new update Amazon announced today. The update joins Alexaâs expanded multilingual skills that were added in November to make the assistant a more capable non-English speaker and translator on devices in the US.
Live Translation can be initiated with a voice command like âAlexa, translate Spanish.â Alexa will play a beep to signal that you can start speaking with your partner and then translate your conversations live, even displaying a live transcript on the screen of Echo Show devices. Amazon sees this as being useful for talking with visiting friends and family from abroad or in a hotel…