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Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences

Babel Fish? Skype Translator provides instantaneous translations for videoconferences | Student Support | Scoop.it

Story and images by Manish Singh / WinBeta Earlier this year, 

 

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced "Skype Translator", a ground breaking feature which would allow two people speaking in different languages to have audio conversations. At the company's Worldwide Partner Conference event, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced a development to that project -- Skype Translator now facilitates video conferencing as well.


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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 30, 2014 10:37 AM

Wow! 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 30, 2014 11:16 AM

Looks like we are one step closer to Gene Roddenberry's view of the future. Does this remind anyone of a universal translator??? 

terry clarke's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:54 PM

Although universal communication among people speaking different languages is certainly a worthy goal, I am reluctant to embrace the technology that allegedly allows instantaneous translation during audio/video conferences among speakers of different languages--for many reasons.

  • My ethnic Kazakh daughter and I are bilingual (English & Russian), and I have found that the act, itself, of learning a new language necessarily draws one closer to the customs and practices of the people who use the language in their day-to-day lives (requiring an examination of nearly every aspect of the lives of those who speak the "different language"--allowing, at least the feeling of, adoption of a new and different culture).
  • Language (particularly oral as opposed to written) is an imprecise method of communication, and even experienced translators will attest that different languages have idiosyncrasies that do not allow for an accurate or precise communication of a particular idea, description or opinion sought to be сonveyed. Подвиг (Podvig) is a Russian word used to describe a particular idea in Eastern Orthodox Christianity is an example of one such word--though others may disagree
  • Because of the decline of formal language usage in favor of slang and the explosion of the use of acronyms (SMH, YOLO, WTF), and the multitudes of "figures of speech", I am skeptical that current technology exists that would allow a computer program algorithm to translate accurately and instantaneously the communications between people speaking different languages.
  • Upon reflection, I could not support the widespread use of the technology described in this article. Language, in its many different and beautiful forms, is a reflection of the culture, history and heritage of those who speak it.
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In the Future Everything Will Learn: Personalized classrooms are on the way.

In the Future Everything Will Learn: Personalized classrooms are on the way. | Student Support | Scoop.it

Each year, IBM releases a list of five innovations that it believes have the potential to change the way people work, live, and interact during the next five years. This year, the IBM researchers working on the “5 in 5” listing focus on the notion that in the future, everything will learn. 

 

According to IBM: “Driven by a new era of cognitive systems where machines will learn, reason, and engage with us in a more natural and personalized way. These innovations are beginning to emerge enabled by cloud computing, big data analytics, and learning technologies all coming together.” 

 

The number 1 item for 2014: The Classroom Will Learn You. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2014 2:43 PM

Ray Kurzweil predicted a computer based personal teacher for each student back in the nineties. (I was in the audience and the concept fascinated me.)  


Here's IBM's take on what to expect in the near future. We live in interesting times! 

John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 2014 6:31 AM

Before you know it....but the world of mixed IoT is going to be a challenge.

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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

Published on Oct 19, 2012

Learn more at http://www.ericsson.com/networkedsociety

Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression.


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Jan Lindblom's curator insight, November 10, 2013 7:04 PM

Todays education system is processing batches of students like it has been done since the age of industrialisation in order to produce educated labor force to factories. We don't have shortage of factory workers anymore, our priorities have shifted and access to information has changed. Should education models be therefore changed to? 1:00-2:20.


Using technology is no doubt included in Education 3.0, but should Cloud Education - using networked information technology in education also include new pedagogical ways to teach?

Koller speaks that equal education for global population to access best education available can be worthy goal, but we need to pragmatic with our short timescale goals. Improving how students are learning in education facilities and allowing education to be accessed by those who have not had access before is a great and achievable goal. 15:00-17:15.

Mitra is also speaking in this one.

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Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa)

Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa) | Student Support | Scoop.it

Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2014 4:42 AM

We live in times of great opportunity. Open Educational Resources (OER) can transform the world. Here's a first person view of what's happening right now in Africa. 


Open your mind to it!

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6 Emerging Technologies in Education (infographic) | EdTech Times

6 Emerging Technologies in Education (infographic) | EdTech Times | Student Support | Scoop.it

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Steve Klien's curator insight, November 13, 2013 11:03 PM

Emerging Ed tech infographic

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 14, 2013 10:04 AM

Horizon report in an infographic

 

master us - grupo a's curator insight, November 28, 2013 12:09 PM

Muy interesante, con la información bien clara. Trae el tema del "mobile techonology".