NYSE-listed Cheetah Mobile is introducing its “top-selling handheld AI translation device in China” to the rest of the world via a flexible goal (read: pre-order) campaign on Indiegogo. The CM Translator, as it is called, is powered by AI technology from Microsoft Azure Cognitive Services which include machine translation and Neural Text-to-Speech capabilities, along with Automatic Speech Recognition from AI company, Beijing OrionStar.
Cheetah Mobile first announced the international edition of the translate at the Microsoft’s Build developer conference last month, in May. The CM Translator features a one-button design with 300,000 clicks durability, ultra-long battery life with 18 days standby and 24 hours continuous use per charge, an IP54 rated ABS and PC construction, high-sensitivity microphone with far-field voice recognition, ability to record up to 2 hours of audio, and support a total of six languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai.
Obviously, the device will need to work with an app for doing things like switching between languages and so on (it connects to your mobile via Bluetooth 4.0 LE), and you will be needing Internet connectivity. Now, as you may have already noticed, CM Translator isn’t new and so, there should be some kind of assurance of its functionality. However, if you need further assurance, the device is available for in-store demos at several b8ta locations across the U.S.
Here’s the list of stores where you give CM Translator a test drive:
• Hudson Yards, New York
• Macy’s 34th Street, New York
• Hayes Valley, San Francisco
• Santa Monica Place, Los Angeles
• The Shops at North Bridge, Chicago
• Santana Row, San Jose
• The Galleria, Houston
• University Village, Seattle
Images: Cheetah Mobile.