Language translation would play an important role in IoT era

The idea of the internet of things has stepped into our life for a while, and it will definitely keep progressing. Twenty years ago, we only had our computer connected to the internet, while in the past ten years, we have our smartphones, apple watches, and echo devices all connected to the internet. It is still a limited number but has already completely changed our life. What about in the future? When automobiles, refrigerators, drones, and everything else are all connected to the internet, this may bring us lots of convenience and problems, but the first thing we need to consider about is probably language translation.

Just as a post on YBD website (2019) said, “…an innumerable amount of tasks will be done much faster than before.┬áBut for this, the more than 30,000 million new interconnected elements need to speak the same language, but at the same time, that users can understand them in their own language.” That is to say, to make barrier-free access through devices, according to the post on CAPIT website (2014), ” language and translations solutions will need to be incorporated in all IoT devices.”

A new era is about to start. In this increasing global digital market, the internet is not the only factor that connects people, language translation probably should come first in this case. In the future, it would be inevitable that technology companies would work with language translation companies to make global IoT possible and viable. (YBD,2019)


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1 thought on “Language translation would play an important role in IoT era

  1. I agree that language translation has became an important part of the world along with the development of Internet of Things. It is true that language translation is a key factor in IoT, but also the opposite is true. Nowadays, IoT is not only connecting digital devices to the internet but also to each other, as such brought communication through wireless protocols, domains, and applications. As IoT technologies become more developed, we expect instantaneous response and communication which can be done by a faster interaction between devices and also between devices and users. The officials involved in Language systems should be aware of these demands of instant communication by preparing faster and accurate translation in several languages. Also, IoT technologies need to think about ‘localization’ because all users around the world want to make a connection with their own native language. Thus, IoT truly affects the language filed, and cooperation between two industries is emerging as an important factor.

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