市営交通 > Sapporo City Transportation > Trial Run of AI translator ”Pocketalk® W”

Main content starts here.

Update:February 7, 2019

Trial Run of AI translator ”Pocketalk® W”

Project outline

Japan is seeing an increase in the number of foreign tourists. In order to facilitate smooth communication at service windows and provide better customer service, the Sapporo City Transportation Bureau has placed a hand-held AI-powered translation device “Pocketalk® W” at window of the Sapporo Subway Station. Placement of additional translation devices will be considered after testing it out with visitors, particular international tourists, at this initial location.  

Station name/Number of devices available

One device at the Namboku Line of Sapporo Subway Station

In use as of

February 1, 2019 (Friday)

About Pocketalk® W 

Name: AI-powered translator “Pocketalk® W”

    ・Available in 74 languages

    ・Small, light translation device which fits into the palm of your hand (110×59.8×15.8mm)

       ・Converse with the translation device as if it were an interpreter simply by talking to the device while pushing the   button.

(“Pocketalk” is a product of SourceNext Corporation)

 ポケトーク画像