The chaos began with the languages

The day in Cairo is driven by hectic rush and chaos, the many disordered things order themselves. In the depths of the city the calls to pray are barely perceptible. Faith and religion here in Egypt are omnipresent. Here on the outskirts of Cairo near the pyramids of Giza you can hear the singing and the prayers through the loudspeakers.

Of course you only hear Arabic here. Everything is left standing and lying as soon as communal prayer comes to the fore in life. Incidentally, women are only allowed to pray at home.


This is exactly where my idea starts. Everyone of you probably knows the headset tour guides from the museums. Comfortable, easy to use and versatile. Unfortunately, these devices only ever work with a given recorded text. So if you want to translate prayers, chants, rallies, speeches or lectures in other countries digitally and in real time, there is currently no product that is up to these complex tasks. Only the interpreter in a group could do this. So many jobs have been saved for now.


In a large room where only one person speaks and the other mice only listen, a simple Google translator can of course be used to translate the spoken or sung language.


So how can a product be generated again from a problem? Create a service - create a service.

As is so often the case, the motto is cheap and usable for everyone. An application is needed that can cope with all of these tasks.


If you spend a certain time in another country, it quickly becomes clear that it is stupid not to understand everything. This is exactly where this app is supposed to help tourists, travelers, the curious and locals.

Imagine you are sitting in a cafe and you are drinking coffee or tea alone, with friends or with a tour group. Suddenly the insanely loud singing or prayer starts. You don't understand a word. The next natural response. You get annoyed, you are annoyed, you reach for your smartphone to start music. Some then ask the tour guide what it is about and what is being told there. Others leave the table in the garden and sit inside to relax in a cozy place. The reactions could be deepened and certainly fill an A4 page.


The most important thing about the app will be to correctly derive the language that is to be translated. You can also work with self-learning programs and software. The programming world speaks of artificial intelligence. A fine-tuned tool can be created in combination with existing translator programs. If you use online databases that hold a large number of languages ​​and texts, the whole thing becomes more precise and easier.


A tricky situation for the technology could look like this. You / we are sitting at a table and someone in the group is talking about an excursion. So this one voice stands out. If the singing or the prayer from the loudspeakers is added that we would like to have translated or recorded, it becomes difficult. At least as far as my current understanding of the technology is concerned.


But the solution could be easier than it sounds. Today the software is able to distinguish a natural voice from an electronic voice. So if someone speaks through a loudspeaker, this would be recognizable.


What should the app be able to do. Recognize the desired languages ​​and translate them directly.

The app should be able to record. The app learns what kind of voices you would like to have translated. So the next time the app can remind you as a user to record a language or translate it out loud. Schedule the recording at fixed times.


Further features not excluded




Kind regards


Rinaldo Imperiale