So for instance if someone from the US attends a wedding in Japan without knowing a word of Japanese, Alexa would help the person hold a conversation in the local language.
Amazon Alexa is already capable of translating short sentences in English into 36 different languages, including Arabic, Hindi, Indonesian and Thai. "Alexa, what do I say to the father of the bride at a wedding in Japan?" It would ideally have an understanding of Japanese culture as well and would incorporate that knowledge into its translations.
For example, if a user from the U.S.is only capable of speaking English but he is at an event in Japan, Alexa will be able to help that user hold a conversation in Japanese. Context and cultural awareness is something that's still missing. "Direct Connect connections from the Equinix DC1 - DC6 & DC10 - DC12, Ashburn, VA and CoreSite VA1 & VA2, Reston, VA locations are affected by this issue", Amazon said on its status page. In 2017, Google boasted that the Pixel Buds ($159 ) were able to perform accurate real-time translation on the go, but the feature was not well received. It can already do the basic but it still has potential to become smarter. Users of Amazon's popular voice assistant may have noticed this morning that Alexa isn't working for them. All good stuff, though one potentially game-changing skill that is coming to Alexa is real-time language translation.
The source of the issue is unclear, but it seems to be widespread, wth ongoing issues in much of the U.S, according to the downdetetcor.com, a website that measures outages.