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Oh Lawd. ESL teachers just got put outta business

 
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jdog2050



Joined: 17 Dec 2006

PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Oh Lawd. ESL teachers just got put outta business Reply with quote

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Nu-nlQqFCKg
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rchristo10



Joined: 14 Jul 2009

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. It wasn't too bad. The Chinese is understandable though it's not exactly what he's saying. Actually, it's kinda far off. But it is saying similar stuff. Problem is that had we not heard the English first a Chinese-speaking listener probably wouldn't understand the conversation. But hell...it's a great start. I hope it works!
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alongway



Joined: 02 Jan 2012

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if google and bing are any indication not so much. I don't speak Chinese so I can't check the translation, but you have two hurdles
speech recognition
translation
both must be perfect to function, a tiny flaw in either one and it doesn't work.
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ttompatz



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Location: Kwangju, South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not going to be too worried yet.
I'll be long dead (or at least retired) before they get it perfected.

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GoldMember



Joined: 24 Oct 2006

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its a lousy business anyway.
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T-J



Joined: 10 Oct 2008
Location: Seoul EunpyungGu Yonshinnae

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


There's an app for that.


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/genietalk/id557518381?mt=8
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newb



Joined: 27 Aug 2012
Location: Korea

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Beam me up, Scotty!
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dairyairy



Joined: 17 May 2012
Location: South Korea

PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Buck Rogers and Twiki technology, and not in the good way.
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maximmm



Joined: 01 Feb 2008

PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You really think this would make a difference?

Have you ever tried to understand google translated Korean text?
Once they perfect that, only then can there be hope for an actual speech translator - (not happening within the next 20 years, since you'd need a translation software that's nearly self-aware^^)

Every year there's a story out that seems to freak out ESL teachers^^ Robots replacing ESL teachers, Koreans replacing ESL teachers (partially true), Chinese replacing English, etc, etc, etc.

I say, move on and don't worry about it^^
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