I am a Bangladeshi engineer. And in my current company i have to work with Japanese engineers where language is a common factor. I usually use google translator for communicating over skype. However it is a time-consuming process. I was hoping for something very automatic but could not find that is suitable for me. Then i got one news from Skype and Microsoft which i am sharing here.
Imagine saying something on Skype and then hearing it instantly translated into the language of your choice.Microsoft is about to release software that translates your speech in real time.The software will be built into the latest version of Skype, Microsoft’s video calling software. So, for example, if you were to cold call someone in the Netherlands, Skype will repeat what you’ve said in Dutch the moment you’ve finished speaking, and vice versa. It’s as close as most of us will ever get to having our own personal translator, albeit with a slightly robotic voice.
Parent company Microsoft unveiled the new technology at the Code technology conference, where Skype vice president Gurdeep Pall made small talk in English with a German-speaking Skype manager in Europe.After saying a sentence in English, an automated voice translated his words into German. German-speaking members of the audience were said to have thought the translation was “not so good” but generally understood the essence of it.
Microsoft Research started its “machine translation” group 15 years ago and has since been building a “neural network” that combines speech recognition, machine translation and speech synthesis.
The 9-story building where garment factories were located is no longer seen by any single people. At the moment (2013.5.3), persons killed accounts for over 500in the devastated accident happend in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Here is summarlalized report by a friend of mine, one of journalists from Banglaesh.
Photo: retrieved from cnn.co.jp
the Garment building name is Rana Plaza. 9th floor building. but it had permission till 6th floor from municipal authority . From our view, the guilty is the owner of RANA Plaza since he made 9th floor by violating permission of 9th floor. But our question why then Govt authority did not sue this owner due to his building code violation ? because Govt Authority has been managed by him somehow either politically or financially Rana had sat at the nexus of party politics and the powerful $20 billion garment industry that drives the economy of this deeply impoverished nation.. Whatever the reason, it means Govt authority is also liable besides Mr Rana. That is the first point . 2nd is that day before the accident , already it was seen building broken for which Brac bank withdraw their offices from there one day before the accident completely . But Garments owner did not shift. The owner told there will be no accident . they push all of their employees to come in the factory to attend office . for this all 3 garments owner pushed their workers either attend the office or fire from job. So you know the condition of workers. So they attend the job with life risk in the morning. after the collapse investigation says , there were many heavy machinery in the each floors for which extra load the capacity could not take. For this reasons , building collapse. also others say the land was not solid soil. it was muddy or something like pond area before building . Land filling was not properly for which building foundation was weak . From experts view, the guilty is the Govt Authority since they did not monitor from beginning of building construction and finally during collapse nobody monitor it had 6th floor permission but it is 9th floor. Rana is guilty, garments owner is guilty among all Govt officers & Politicians are guilty since they gave shelter them to build and maintain such building .
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Today I will put my opinion about "beggar (gypsy)" in Bangladesh. Please make sure that this is just what I think and I don't want to persuade people by writing this. It is my pleasure to share this with you.
I think I give beggars money more than others. I have thought that I could gain some sort of energy by thinking of them from bottom of my heart. This energy is more like fuel that I need to work in Bangladesh for long period. Occasionally they make me feel I could have worked more in a way that they often cheer me.
Search engine Google's Street View technology from around the world took many pictures of curious, uncertain place, person or thing. Mashable has published a magazine with the best 20 strange pictures taken from Google Street View. And yes, these pictures are taken around the world and there is no techniques of camera.
Ok, This can be a only toy. However this toy is so alive looking that no one was able to believe about this toy. Who knows, actually this toy is an alien.
This image's object is not clear. One man who is not interested to give his personal information told that this object is going for heaven. One who critisize will tell that this is camera technique.
who will see this picture will be afraid. Because it seems like there are deadbodies in the dustbin. However those are the mannequins of shop.
This artistic picture of a face looks nice to capture but later most people complained that they saw this face in their dreams often and scared.
When this picture was published Google make this picture unclear so most people think this picture is about the soul of Nancy. She was standing at the balcony with unorganized hair.
this picture is about the destroyed city Hashima, Japan. For 40 years there is no human beings living. At 1970, this city was full of natural things and arounf 5000 people were living there. Now JAPAN government do not allow tourists to visit there.
Seagulls created traffic jam. This amazing picture got so many likes from people.
Now robotics has become a popular sector in whole world. Robot with artificial intelligence is increasing this sector's possibility higher. Now-a-days Bangladesh is also contributing in this sector.
Two students from Rajhshahi university of Bangldesh made "Bengali Robot" in 2013. Sadli Salauddin and Soumin Islam these two students became renowned that time. This robot understands bengali and it can work according to the instruction in bengali language. If it is said "right in bengali", it goes right; If it is said "left in bengali", it goes left. This robot is very small but it can be operated from a distance of thousand thousand miles.
Costing of making this robot is only 3000tk. The students want to use this robot not in entertainment sector but for human beings in good causes. One of their idea to use this robot on wheel chair.
Not only this robot but also Bangladesh student was able to make drone to fly. this drone is about 3 feet long and has been made by the students of Shahajalal university's students.
Bangladeshis are also researching about robots who can be active under water also. Four students of one university has made robot submarine with which it is possible to research under water.
There are so many competitions worldwide. Bangladesh has become "2nd runner up" on International robotics challenge competition held in Mumbai, India. Bangladesh also participated on "Lunabotics mining competition". Bangladeshis are becoming more interested in this sector now. I hope people will overcome the financial or other obstacles and make this sector succesful.