Personal Translation Support for use in Challenging Environments
This challenge is currently inactive. Please see our Networks page to discover other Networks your innovation/expertise could be applicable to. Our client is seeking on-device translation capabilities that allow verbal conversations to be translated audio-to-audio in near-real-time when there is no internet connectivity.
Our client's people can be rapidly dispatched at short notice to operate in austere and challenging environments anywhere in the world and often need linguist support.
Emergency response or disaster relief is always a human focused endeavour, where the ability to understand and communicate with others is a key factor in building trust, understanding and achieving success.
Technological advances mean that cloud-based translation for real-time conversations is now a reality. This ability to select multiple languages and employ a device as a personal interpreter could provide our people on the ground with the significant advantage of being able to immediately converse with local populations.
However, frequently our client is required to go to areas that do not and will not have robust wifi or mobile communications networks that are able to support cloud-based translation services. Therefore, they are seeking on-device translation capabilities that allow verbal conversations to be translated audio-to-audio in near-real-time when there is no internet connectivity.
Without prejudice or commitment, for successful applicants, there is the opportunity to collaborate on delivering capability that would be used globally to support crisis response efforts by a highly regarded global organisation.
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