Living in the future: Speech is no obstacle edition

This didn’t really happen today, but seriously?  The computer is an automated (not great, but still automated!) realtime, inline many-origin-language speech-to-text, text-to-alt-language, many-destination-language text-to-speech translator.  These are all hard problems, although text-to-speech is perhaps closer to a solved problem than the other two.  But translation in particular has been touted as a possible substitute for the full Turing test.

We live in the future.  Right now.  And it’s turning out to hold the possibility of being a pretty dang good one.