Technology

Podcast Round Up

Podcast Round Up

  With so much free content available online these days, sometimes it is difficult to know where to start. For those of you fellow multi-taskers out there, we’ve collected a few of our favorite podcasts. These are great to download and listen to during walks or...
Robot Language Teachers

Robot Language Teachers

  Meet Elias: a patient and kind language teacher in Finland. He listens attentively as a student repeats a phrase in English. He gestures with his hands, nods his head, and his eyes flash different colors. Elias is just over a foot tall, and he is a robot.   A New...
Voice Recognition Software and Accents

Voice Recognition Software and Accents

Sometimes Siri doesn’t understand me. And it looks like I’m not alone.  Voice recognition software that powers many of our smart devices continues to struggle to understand accents of all kinds. Although non-native English speakers are the first category that...
Machine Translation

Machine Translation

We will be the first to admit it – Google translate has its uses. As it currently supports over a hundred languages, getting the gist of a foreign word or phrase you encounter has never been easier. But machine translating text, with no human involvement, is...