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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 06:33 PM
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Translation tool may aid troops (BBC)
A wristwatch-based translation device, designed to help British soldiers overcome language barriers, could be in production by the end of the year.

The voice recognition-based technology would aid troops and civilians in high-risk situations.

It translates phrases such as "don't shoot", "stay back" and "help will be here soon".

The technology is the idea of Derby-based Amin Ismail, an Iraqi-born former student who fled to the UK.
Since the show Mr Ismail has landed a job with military equipment producer Civil Defence Supply (CDS) which hopes to get the device - known as the Ahky, Arabic for "speak" - into production within the next six months.

And how many Pentagon-funded researchers DIDN'T come up with this device?
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