International students at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in western Germany may soon only need to turn on their laptops to understand their professors – a new program is will automatically transcribe lecture and translate them into English.
The result will appear almost simultaneously on the student’s computer screen, like subtitles on a film.
The translation is to be streamed live on the Web, and will avoid the need for students to install any special software. The subtitles will be available to view on any browser. In addition to the live stream, students will also be able to view any Powerpoint presentation in English. More.