Google Translate Saves The Day And A Life

    February 17, 2012
    Lee Hester
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Google Translate, Google’s free online language translation tool can help identify languages and instantly translate words, phrases and web pages. Two Oregon State Police troopers recently put this new tool to the test using the app to communicate with an impaired Chinese driver who didn’t speak English. Luckily the story has a happy ending and it should be a relief to the public that officers now have the alternative to reach for a holstered smart phone to improve communications with drivers. Thanks officers.

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Google Translate is an amazing language tool that helps users better understand and communicate in over 60 languages including English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and now apparently in Cat. Thanks to Google’s Translate for Animals, Google’s April Fool’s application for Android phones that recognizes and transcribes words and phrases common to pets and other species, users can now better understand and communicate with hard to read feathered and furry best friends. This may have been a prank but not totally out of the realm of possibility that Google could do this in the future.

  • ches

    Tried it, its not great.
    Also some ethnic minorities who don’t speak English, can’t read either.

    Real Life experience of Muslim communities here – especially the women.

  • http://roezer.com Roezer

    Interesting as earlier I translated something from Arabic earlier in Chrome, When I returned to my Google Account settings they still in that language and would not go back to English. Ches and some people don’t know how offensive that could look to someone :^)