Will learning a language soon be an obsolete skill? Thanks to artificial intelligence, South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics will implement a real-time translation tool on its new smartphone in 2024.
This feature will be available on the next Samsung Galaxy, the company's flagship model, to be released in early 2024, according to the same source. It will make it possible to “translate audio and text in real time during a communication,” explained the same spokesperson, without specifying how many languages would be available. Thanks to “artificial intelligence integrated” into the future device, the tool will be active even if one of the participants does not use a Samsung model. Speaking to someone in another language using AI will be “as simple as turning on the subtitles” of a series, Samsung assured in a press release, saying that private conversations would be kept safe in smartphones.
This announcement comes alongside the group's development of its own generative AI model called Samsung Gauss, a tool capable of producing language, code and images. It is currently used within the company. Samsung has indicated that this model will be integrated into a wide range of its products in the near future, without specifying which ones or giving an exact date. The South Korean giant is the largest producer of smartphones in the world: it represented a fifth of total sales on the market between July and September, ahead of Apple (16%), according to the specialist Counterpoint.