So. that has happened.
But today, as I sit at uni, snacking on nacho cheese flavoured popcorn and scrolling through Facebook I have come across a very interesting and exciting looking app called the Talkitt.
Essentially, the Talkitt takes speech that is seemingly not understandable - from ANY language - and translates it so that it is comprehensible.
This. Blows. My. MIND.
I am SO keen to see if it works - the video is fairly convincing. I have no idea how it works, but I want to learn. I am the ultimate AAC nerd, yes. But, I am just thinking of my friends who it could help! I have friends who are brighter than their bodies, but I cannot understand what they're saying. Who knows.... maybe this app could revolutionize their lives? Caleigh, over at Caleigh's Corner is quite vocal and her parents can hear verbal language from her at times. Max, over at Love That Max is understood readily at home but imagine how this could be in the community for him? Sophie, at The Butterfly Effect? I don't know how vocal she is, but who knows? Who knows what this app could do? I am keen to see what this app can do. Here is a sneak peek of what it does.
If you are so inclined, there is a campaign going for funding for the app here. I supported it, and if any of my friends are looking to give me a charity gift for my 21st birthday - here is where you should donate!
To the makers of Talkitt, if you are looking for someone to fan-girl all over you - drop me a line. I would be more than happy to fill that position.