The Advanced Speech Translation Research and Development Promotion Center (ASTREC) pursues the research and development of multilingual speech translation technologies and verification testing of those technologies in the community through collaborations between industry, academia and government, with the goal of eliminating the “language barriers” of the world and to realize free interaction between people on a global level.


MediaJul 06, 2018 The media coverage page has been updated.
Press ReleaseJun 28, 2018 A joint press release was issued by MSD and NICT about the "Agreement on utilizing the 'MSD Manual' translation data of 10 different languages for AI multilingual speech translation app 'VoiceTra.' "
EventMay 21, 2018 "VoiceTra" and other multilingual speech translation systems will be exhibited at the "NICT Open House 2018" which is scheduled to be held at the Headquarters of NICT from Jun 29 to 30.
Press ReleaseApr 17, 2018 A joint press release about the "Joint development of an automatic translation system for the pharmaceutical industry using artificial intelligence by AstraZeneca and NICT" was issued.