Why Technology Is Key to Overcoming the Language Barrier

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August 16, 2012 by Volamoot at Mashable!


Every four years the Olympics bring the world together, albeit briefly. And no matter a person’s global location, we all connect through athletes like Oscar Pistorius, Jessica Ennis, or Usain Bolt. That’s because the water cooler has been replaced by social media and real-time global discussion. Still, language barriers prevent us from completely connecting. But what if the language barrier didn’t exist? What if we could completely overcome it in the next ten years?

SEE ALSO: 5 Translation Apps to Bridge Those Language Barriers

Jonathan Lichtman, senior vice president of SAIC, believes it’s possible. His firm recently launched the first translator that integrates both machine trans…
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