VR app wherein a VR companion character can understand what is said in a particular language, and reply, genarating conversation.
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You see, I am learning Japanese these past 11 years, and I've long been in search of this very thing the entire time I've been a VR user.
"I'm just thinking about something that I often do. You can simulate just about anything in VR, populate it with any kind of character, and devices like Alexa will respond to your voice and reply. Why does it seem there's no such VR program for speaking a language, as in if I were to go in the program and be in some VR setting, why can't a character just be there and hold a conversation in Japanese going on because the character can understand and reply?
I guess the easy answer is maybe not a lot of learners are at the level where they can string together replies at that stage. But it's a theoretically simple idea. Maybe one character, and a setting of your choosing, and because you're understood the character can reply and have whatever conversation the speaker wants. AI maybe? Like being inside the sims. It seems like a basic VR no brainer, and I bet it's occurred to lots of people. I hope someone's doing it, and the person who creates it successfully is going to be rich!
But seriously though, someone please do the language thing because I'm looking for it all the time!"
So you can imagine, I'd like a VR experience that uses language by putting you in a setting with a character that understands and replies to the language you speak, generating conversation. It would make for a good back and fourth for practice, and it would be a plus if it were in the style of the sims in terms of character interaction.