in-person visits. With the rise of technology, through email, our ability to communicate has improved. Soon followed Skype and now, in an instantaneous way, we have WeChat, WhatsApp, and other instant messaging services.
Africa and China. “For research and efficient collaboration, knowledge of the cultural context is helpful, beyond communication to a conversation”, he wrote. “This is also important for an ecosystem that is solution-seeking, innovative and humanity-serving”. He added that this understanding is the quest for promoting collaboration and establishing boundaries that facilitate a mutually beneficial long-term relationship. Prof Sinha explained that international collaboration had traditionally taken the approach of many interactions through
In a recent article printed in Wattnow magazine (January 2019), Prof Saurabh Sinha, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research and Internationalisation at the University of Johannesburg (UJ), explored the impact of digital institutes in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The importance of collaboration A collaboration between UJ and the Nanjing Tech Confucius Institute (CI) that formed three years ago, had already made notable strides in furthering collaboration between South
Communication in your own language
The first aspect of Industry 4.0 is to communicate textually in one’s language, understanding that technology is still improving, and using online human language translation.
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WeChat provides for translation at a click. Gmail and other mail browsers provide a language translation plug-in. The translation feature can be configured for seamless communication. At times, communication through email creates miscommunication because of textual limitation of emotion. The instant messaging services of WeChat and WhatsApp allows for voice communication. “In future, the voice-to-text and thus translation
or archival capability will improve”, wrote Prof Sinha. “In the infancy stage of what is to come, UJ is already exploring voice recognition tools for voice- to-text conversion through the development of SpeechTexter®”. Translation technology and its applications According to Prof Sinha, the second aspect of integrated voice recognition and translation technology is coming.
Digital research and innovation institutes the future of education
Prof Saurabh Sinha, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Internationalisation
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