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  • Pilot is an earpiece that translates in real-time
  • Pilot is an earpiece that translates in real-time
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Pilot is an earpiece that translates in real-time

In a similar manner to the 'Babel Fish' in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Pilot uses ‘hearable’ tech to translate spoken foreign languages in real-time. Eradicating the awkwardness of attempting to speak the native tongue, these earpieces could encourage people to take that exotic holiday.



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