Tom is online editor. He studied English Literature and History at Sussex University before gaining a Masters in Newspaper Journalism from City University. He's particularly interested in the public sector and the ethical implications of emerging technologies.
Technology has helped us to learn languages from the emergence of the written word through audio-visual devices up to the digital tools of today such as Google Translate and DuoLingo.
Emerging technologies such as AI supported by high-speed internet and smartphones could one day take the type of universal translator seen in Star Trek from fiction to reality.
We looked at some of the top language learning and translation startups in the UK using technology to help humans communicate.
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