ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS (1 January 2018) ​- After its successful international debut in the beginning of 2017 Travis the Translator is now headed to exhibit at CES Las Vegas 2018, the largest global gathering of innovation and connectivity.

Travis the Translator
Travis the Translator is the first pocket-size instant voice translator using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, translating over 80 languages. It bridges the barriers between languages and allows international travelers and professionals to communicate with anyone, anywhere.

Travis the Translator has had many successes including:
● over $1.6M raised at crowdfunding campaign
● over 80,000 users from 100+ countries and counting
● 2000+ features in worldwide media outlets
● 250 devices donated to partner programs to help bridge barriers for aid workers and refugees

AI​ ​instead​ ​of​ ​an​ ​app

Travis the Translator is an independent device, not a mobile app, which the creators consider to be an advantage. “This means that you don’t always have to open your phone in order to look for the right word. Eye contact and non-verbal communication are therefore possible, which is important for understanding each other. In addition, Travis uses an enhanced built-in microphone, which also works in​ ​a​ ​busy​ ​bar.”​ ​​said​ ​CEO,​ ​Brend​ ​Kouwenhoven.

Also, for best results, Travis in each language combination chooses the most appropriate translation software:​ ​from​ ​major​ ​translation​ ​engines​ ​as​ ​Google​ ​and​ ​Microsoft,​ ​to​ ​local​ ​ones.

Social Impact & Travis Foundation
In order to pursue its social mission, Travis has also partnered up with various social organizations such as Open Learning Exchange (OLE) or Movement on the Ground (MotG) to empower​ ​people​ ​and​ ​give​ ​everyone​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​be​ ​understood. Also, from the success of Travis the Translator, there was a discovery of significant inequality in digital resources across languages. While some languages are present in the digital world, able to be spoken, searched, translated and used in AI, half of the world’s population don’t have this luxury – and the language inequality gap continues to widen. This led the team to start​ Travis Foundation​, an initiative built around developing lesser resourced languages as a means to both close the language inequality gap and preserve culture.

Travis has set the beginning of global language movement to transform the way we communicate around the world. About Travis: Travis is a three continent team and growing with head office in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and production facilities in Shenzen, China.

Founded in 2017, the team also represents a majority of the world with team members from nearly every continent. It’s their mission to create a world without language barriers. Where you can go anywhere and understand anyone. Their solutions focus on connecting cultures, supporting bilingual conversation and enabling opportunities that weren’t previously possible. Travis is giving everyone the Power to Communicate.

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