If “Ni Hao” is the limit of your Chinese vocabulary, never fear. Direct translators are increasingly becoming the norm, enabling interpretation of multiple languages.

Translation Apps are increasingly taking on importance in this respect, with even Shanghai taxi drivers now able to “talk” to their clients via their smartphones using locally- based apps. in the Western world, Google Translate and Microsoft Translator appear to be dominating. It is also possible to find dedicated devices. One such example is that of Beijing Babel Technology, who have developed the “AIcorrect Translator”.

The device supports real-time mutual translation between Chinese or English and 30 other languages, including Japanese, Korean, Thai, French, Russian and Spanish. Major languages like English are further divided into accents meaning translation quality can be as high as 96%. It also has a touch screen, where transcription and translation are shown at the same time.

Over recent years, China has overtaken many other players in the field of artificial intelligence, with applications and development for civilian purposes like mobile pay obtaining remarkable achievements, not to mention drones and other innovative products.

Lei Guan, CEO of Babel Technology, states, “As a Chinese pathfinder in the field of AI, we designed the device in hoping that hundreds of millions of people can have access to it and carry out cross-linguistic communication all barrier-free”.