One of the reported new features for Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana, a virtual assistant to rival Siri and Google Now. Microsoft says she is based on the most advanced, almost magical, intelligence in their cloud.
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According to Hugo Barra, who would probably know about things like this, Google is working on real-time translation technology. Much like their current Google Translate technology, which lets two parties talk into a device and have the message display in their native dialect, this centers around conversational situations. The difference is this new process involves conversations over the phone, not personal interaction.
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