Translation app helps avert suicide

Smartphones are causing distracted driving and all kinds of other modern problems, but they aren’t all bad. According to this article, LAX airport police used a translation app to engage in conversation with a Korean man threatening to jump from a 4th story ledge, and the man’s interest in the app gave officers the opportunity to safely grab him.

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One Response to “Translation app helps avert suicide”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Great story! Show you how far technology has come and it can be used it to talk to someone who speaks another language. There was a story earlier in the year about a cop beating a male from India who was looking for his son’s house. The cop failed to use any kind of communication technology in order to communicate with the Indian man.

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