ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Ken Watts, former ABC correspondent, NBC affiliate host, winner of the Edward R. Murrow award, and recipient of the Associated Press recognition for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism threw his 40 years experience in media into shaping a special version of the cutting-edge speech technology system called Translate Your World. Ken Watts influenced the development of Translate Your World software to give journalists and sportscasters additional tools for cross-language global reporting and spoken commentary.
Ken Watts became involved after attending a series of speeches given by Andrea Busse, CEO of IntelaText (www.IntelaText.com), and Sue Reager, CEO of @International Services (www.InternationalServices.com), the two women who teamed up to develop the Translate Your World voice translation system that converts speech in real-time in up to 78 languages. Ken Watts proposed a software adaptation to support media professionals during the interview process and provide online sportscasters with an avenue for global distribution in multiple languages, plus related transcriptions and translations.
Ken Watts explained, "Part of the upheaval in journalism is the globalization of our profession. The idea of interviewing executives around the world in their native tongues was unthinkable only a few years ago. Translate Your World enables communication across languages and seems to me the first giant step toward unfettered global access to real-time verbal information."
When asked about the movement toward internet distribution, Ken Watts continued, "Sports commentary in particular is an obvious candidate for streaming in dozens of languages. A sportscaster's voice passes through this software and exits in 35 spoken languages and 78 subtitled languages, all at the same time. This expands the potential audience to a mind-boggling 4 billion people."
Translate Your World is professional grade software, not a plug-and-play toy, so it takes some training and will improve over time. It is the first step toward a new global future with cross-language information exchanged via speech technology. As devices become smaller and smaller, and finger typing becomes less efficient, the world is speeding toward speech technology that turns what is spoken into text, then turns text into a translated voice or subtitles. Translate Your World is here today and ahead of the curve, much due to the perseverance and insistence of Ken Watts.
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ABOUT TRANSLATE YOUR WORLD
Translate your World develops numerous online web software that function in dozens of languages with voice and text. The Translate Your World suite includes applications for international web events, global mobile applications, media subtitling, and across-language conversation. For information visit http://www.TranslateYourWorld.com or email to email@example.com
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