Read at Futurism
A couple who live on opposite sides of the US-Mexico border have used AI tools to help them communicate despite the language barrier. They have used translator apps and a powerful translation AI called Lipdub to understand each other.
On their first date, which took place at the Mexicali, Mexico Applebee's where Brenda Ochoa works, the woman and her paramour, LeRoy Romero, used translator apps like Google Translate to communicate.
After going back home, Romero realized that Captions, an app he uses for work, could be used to help him in his personal life too. Captions has powerful translation AI that can mimic users' natural voices and lip movements when translating videos into other languages.
Although similar technologies are very worrisome in other contexts, this one has apparently done wonders for Ochoa and Romero's relationship.