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Allison -- is here she's the defense -- -- all things military foxnews.com.
War games columnist and today.
You have come together with something that you know that I will especially appreciate star attraction universal translator is joining the war on terror that's -- -- He can't expect -- Remember that they have lacked a lot of there the -- quarter out -- there.
Their best there -- is on you Harris NA as Star Trek I don't -- yet you you know your staff.
I've -- in this area it's that linguistic ability in and -- has been pushing this initiative for quite some time.
And they're just towards the end of their detailed program -- already awarded contracts for five years for different companies to push this forward -- actually create universal translator.
You have to admit Harris from the beginning and this has like is is going to actually be possible when he -- -- land anywhere in the world.
And yell -- you communicate how a meaningful conversation with anyone when you don't share common language and have to tell you I don't -- -- out -- -- -- they're pretty much that -- I mean they've RD gut.
-- Ricans BBN technologies are he has his trance talk.
But you can easily download on say your Smartphone.
Take it to Iraq and -- to communicate with the locals it's it's really quite impressive stuff and intensive in cleared as a reading pieces well and for that there's as -- cat program.
Just pretty cool and that with some of -- peace.
And again this -- technologies are ready to Linux -- the phone like taking images -- would anything else you know peacekeepers has some writing come across.
Maybe you've captured some -- military importance got a map.
It got mixed writing it tight -- -- -- scenes and some handwritten notes.
You would you -- you can't read the language and a translator with you can special forces could take little picture it's within minutes you've got other insects -- seconds possibly.
Immediate translation of what's on that.
You know back and back and have all sorts of applications that the United Nations when they bring in all those translators say -- and honestly and I don't know if people know that sometimes there are.
-- -- On relationships because people sometimes will feel.
In those instances where the translator might have a political motivation and might not be fully -- -- at this I mean I think -- helpful to break out of the UN would have been covering things there yeah you know event.
Why does have a feeling he -- telling the whole story and that's I don't speak the language I don't know I'm so glad you raise.
That and that's such a great illustrations well it to have thought of that if you've ever sat in when -- situation where -- on this the seating and a translation.
Even if that translator is amazing you just don't know I've definitely been an uncomfortable you think in my getting the full picture you know this clinic miscommunication going on -- you know what -- -- and so -- -- live chat king of politics rates inherits your -- phone while driving is a Star Trek -- flash.
I guess part of the -- technology.
Yeah I says it's it's that kind of in its amazing the thing about Star Trek is that there -- some degree ideas they're there now coming to be discussed a couple of them together.
Before and this is one that I think really holds a lot of genuine promise for actually getting -- there -- a net.
-- are almost there with Arabic the party that French commercially available of course it's -- language.
But really we're almost there we could just show up and you unlucky not to discount the pitch up in the country -- -- a couple of languages and even those -- -- quick is it.
I know it's still that -- -- are ever I always make a couple of language no and I am quite limited you know I I can't go anywhere in the world and sneaky and I've even -- two different countries and communicate.
I mean even in England like English is entirely different -- -- is that you speak three languages that says.
-- if you can't British English -- -- with that but I do my best.
The and I I think to be huge advantage of course from a military perspective and and talk about heat team just easily understand road signs without having to -- -- transit -- possibly even think about like you know really deploy.
Rapidly deploy anywhere boots on the ground -- it instantly know let me it would it would keep.
Our men and women for having from having to maybe depend on people that they're not quite sure about.
Great distances that are deadly dangerous and and translators are always an issue and you the that aside there also limited resources you know very well so with that finding into these are certainly in high demand and they can't be everywhere.
And they're -- varying quality.
You know we just -- just have needed linguists.
I'll mention Jesus of course a security risk when you're hiring foreign nationals to act as your intermediaries.
As you say don't necessarily know what their agenda -- and you know there's been say any number of even with The British Army they've had a number of problems with translators -- have been in the public domain.
And you need to experience on smaller scale that challenge as well adamant that there's such -- high demand and so fueling lists that were producing.
And on the homeland it's really -- challenge.
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You don't have to be military to to enjoy it it's it's really good reading housing various here she's our defense specialist foxnews.com -- games Alice thank you -- -- -- --