Any EDM fan who has travelled internationally for music events has encountered the difficult situation of trying to communicate with people who speak a different language.

It can be embarrassing, funny, or downright frustrating when you are trying to share information across a language barrier. Music brings people of all cultures and nations together, and we've always had positive experiences with music fans who speak different languages - some combination of hand gestures, miming, and Google translate on a phone can usually make basic communication possible. But wouldn't it be nice if there was a device that did it for you, automatically, in real time?

Now there is.

Waverly Labs has just introduced a device called The Pilot, which is an in-ear realtime automatic translator. Both earpieces connect over bluetooth to your smartphone, and you use their app to choose the languages it will be translating to/from. Each person puts one of the earpieces in. Then, when each person speaks, it automatically translates for the other person, and plays the translation in their earpiece.

They haven't released a whole lot of technical details just yet, but they have published a short introduction/demonstration video, and it looks very impressive.

The current list of languages it can translate includes English, French, Spanish, and Italian, but as the tech develops it will likely include virtually any language. This will certainly make traveling abroad for music festivals a bit less intimidating!

Source and Images: Waverly Labs

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