“Translating telephones (speech-to-speech language translation) are commonly used for many language pairs.”
Kurzweil continues his blind spot for computer enabled language software. It would be an extreme exaggeration to say that real time language translation during conversation on a telephone is common. While we can use pretty good translation software for printed words and while we are likely getting much closer to Kurzweil’s vision, we are at least a few years away.
Kurzweil missed this one.