As more platforms such as Siri, Google and Skype gradually support live translation, it is not unreasonable to imagine that in the near future, studying a second language will not be such an important life skill for career success. This interesting article describes the challenges around language and how AI and machine learning can accelerate the breakthroughs in this space
Could The Language Barrier Actually Fall Within The Next 10 Years?
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to travel to a foreign country without having to worry about the nuisance of communicating in a different language? In a recent Wall Street Journal article, technology policy expert Alec Ross argued that, within a decade or so, we’ll be able to communicate with one another via small earpieces with built-in microphones.