The popular language-learning platform is even more intelligent with object recognition technology.
If you’ve ever thought about learning a new language from scratch, but don’t have the time or money for an in-person class, odds are you’ve at least explored the idea of using Rosetta Stone. The education technology company has become the leader in software-based language education, offering extensive classes in over 24 languages through a variety of devices, including your computer and smartphone.
Now, Rosetta is offering a new form of augmented reality machine learning that can translate text and identify objects in real-time, once again establishing themselves as the main authority in technology-based language education. Built upon Dynamic Immersion, a feature which surrounds the user in an international location in which to explore new phrases and dialects, the experience utilizes the iPhone’s impressive AR capabilities combined with machine learning technology to translate real-world text and identify real-world objects via advanced object recognition technology.
To help introduce the technology, Rosetta is launching a beta of their upcoming language learning game, Seek & Speak, in which students can direct their iPhone camera at an object to learn its vocabulary word in either English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, with more languages planned for future release.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team of software developers behind this product,” spoke Matt Hulett, President of Rosetta Stone. “Their use of augmented reality and machine learning creates an incredibly rewarding learning experience for our customers. Our iOS mobile app brings language immersion to the next level, with technologies that are only now widely available to consumers through mobile phones.”
Additional improvements to these five languages include ‘Embedded Translations,’ which allows users to hold down on any foreign word to show its translation, as well as updated to the offline Phrasebook, currently housing a collection of over 164 useful spoken phrases.
Rosetta Stone for iPhone currently supports 30 languages, some available strictly online. You can check out Rosetta Stone free for 30-days, after which you can purchase a subscription ranging from $84 to $200.