How to choose an AI translator? Part I (Updated)
What is AI Translator?
AI Translator is a machine utilizing Big Language Data and AI to translate.
AI translator has many names, AI-Powered Translator, AI Cloud translator, the translator, Voice Translator, Artificial translator, AI hearing Aid. The only fact is they all use AI for translation. Here we take Westin’s AI cloud translator for example to explain the translation process.
As we can see on the diagram, there are four process included. All 4 processes require accessing the giant cloud database to obtain the information, compare and finally output the meaningful naturally spoken sentences that human can understand.
Do I need one way or two way types AI translator?
On the market, currently have two type of translator, one is one way, another is two way. One way translator, the usage is comparatively limited. Though one successfully translates one language and conveys the idea to others it’s not easy to get answer back. Even the response is correct but you still don’t understand. So one way translator, is for easy communication situation like, finding restroom, bargain. If you want it two ways, sorry you have to buy another one to translate back.
Two-way: apparently more intuitive. Talk then translates. Both ends can understand each other.
How many Languages is best?
It’s all depending on your need. And most important, looking for the model actually has the language you need. Currently there are 1 to 1, 1 to N (Mostly less than three), N to N languages AI translators. No need to say the great number it has, the more convenient it could be. If the AI translator price is lower and the limited language number fits your requirement, just buy it. Otherwise the suggestion is to buy the model with more languages, since you never know when you (or your friends) need to use it.
Offline or Online?
The criteria is quite simple, if you go abroad without renting any WiFi or 3G/4G sim card, buy offline model. Otherwise, buy online model. Online model currently is still more accurate in translation performance compare to their offline translation (Some will include offline function). Anyway, offline model’s database is more limited than Cloud database due to the mechanism. If be sure that Offline model will update its offline database to the machine frequently, it would be good choice as well.
Part 2 will includes
4G/ 3G/ WiFi/ BlueTooth Which one?
Do I need a touch screen on AI Translator?
CPU 4 core, 2 core or 1 core?
What is OTA on AI translator, Do I need it?
|Recommend Table of AI Translator Specification|
|Option 1||Option 2||Option 3|
|Ways||Two Way☆☆☆||One Way|
|Record Translate||Without||Short period||Long Period☆☆|
|CPU||4 Core☆☆☆||2 Core||1 Core|