by: Roman Egger
The California-based startup HeyGen has launched an impressive AI tool that can translate videos into eight different languages and even synchronize the lip movements of the speakers. This AI-powered dubbing tool, which was recently released in beta, allows users to upload videos and translate the spoken content they contain into one of eight languages while adjusting the lip movements of the speakers accordingly. One notable feature is that this translation can be done in less than six minutes, making the technology both fast and efficient.
The bridge to tourism is easy to make. This technology could usher in a revolution in the tourism sector by breaking down the language barriers that often exist between hosts and tourists. Imagine you are a tour operator or a hotel owner, and you want to target a wider range of customers from different countries. With the HeyGen tool, you could easily translate your promotional videos, instructions or welcome messages into different languages, creating a more personal connection with tourists from all over the world. The ability to retain the speaker’s authentic voice and synchronize lip movements provides a high level of realism and professionalism that is often lacking in traditional translation methods.
In addition, tourist attractions and historical sites could use this technology to create multilingual tours and presentations. This would not only enrich the experience for foreign visitors, but also increase the reach and appeal of the destination. The technology could also be used in real time to allow tour guides or tourist information centers to communicate in different languages without relying on human translators.
The HeyGen tool opens up a world of possibilities for the tourism industry by facilitating communication and encouraging interaction between service providers and tourists from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. As such AI technologies continue to improve and spread, the global tourism landscape is likely to become even more inclusive and accessible.
Those who would like to test the free version of Video Translation, then do so at: https://labs.heygen.com/video-translate. Currently, however, there is a longer waiting period and they will be notified by eMail when their video is ready for download.