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Startup Weekend Athens company Babelverse is the first application for real-time voice translation, powered by a global community of human interpreters. After hearing reports of the devestation in Japan, more than 100 volunteers from around the world have been using the service to help relief efforts in northern Japan by providing free English-Japanese interpretation.

“Like everyone who followed the news about the disaster, and after speaking to my brother who is living in Tokyo, I wanted to do as much as possible to help,” said Mayel de Borniol, Co-founder. The Babelverse team set up a 12 hour long coding marathon to create a completely free service to break language barriers between aid teams, NGOs, media, and locals in Japan.

Babelverse co-founders Mayel de Borniol and Josef Dunne encourage people to help by “offering their time and language skills during this crisis to come and participate.” Visit Bableverse’s website today to learn more information and check out their service.

 

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