We believe launching a simple speech translation app before the Pilot launch will enable our users to become more familiar with speech translation technology and the Waverly Labs products
Speech & Text
The Pilot Speech Translator app allows users to translate between languages in two ways: speaking or texting, depending on the languages
Speech Translation App
The Pilot Speech Translator app allows users to translate between languages in two ways: speaking or texting, depending on the languages. Users will select the source language and the target language. If the source language does not support speech recognition, a keyboard will appear to type the [words][phrase]. If your source language supports speech, simply press the microphone and begin speaking. The translation will appear soon after.
Speech translation is the action of translating one language into another language by speech, rather than text.
We are first introducing latin/romance languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, along with English) and will begin adding additional languages this fall, including Germanic, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Slavic and East Asian.
Currently, the Pilot Speech Translator app is designed for Romance-based languages. Additional language groups from the current text pool will be added soon, including Russian, East Asian, Middle Eastern and African languages. If you have a suggestion on which languages you would like to see added, please send us an email to [email protected]
We rely on users’ feedback to outline our future languages. If you have a suggestion on which languages you would like to see added, please send us an email to [email protected]
The technology behind Speech Translation, which include machine translation and machine learning is subjective to several elements such as the speaker, the language chosen or even the context. In general, the more people use the technology, the better it gets.
The current version of the Pilot Speech Translator app requires Internet or data connection. Future versions of the app will allow for offline use.
The Phrasebook page allows users to store frequently used translations. This feature is convenient for offline translation needs as the user can store translation history and refer to it.