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Welcome To The Future [Gif]

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Welcome To The Future [Gif]. It is already a feature on Google Glass.
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Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11515 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:12:09 PM
So really you could stream any lecture, class or meeting to anyone, everywhere with instant translation... pretty epic!


Automatic translation is adequate for usually getting a decent sense of the meaning across. It's not adequate for a lecture, class or meeting.

You can check this easily using Google`s language tools, which are pretty good as far as automated translation goes.

A lecture, class or meeting in which nobody speaks? Can`t be many of those.

Also...a handheld computer doing realtime OCR and translation on a constantly moving image seems a bit far-fetched to me. Maybe for a few pre-programmed phrases, with big, clear lettering.


slut_etta
Female, 50-59, Southern US
 3374 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 12:20:10 PM
i wonder if it would come in handy to all those hipsters with chinese character tattoos?

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14445 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 10:47:24 AM
@patchouly So, you would have me believe that a phone can perform image processing, optical character recognition, and translation faster than a high-end desktop workstation? Okay...

patchouly
Male, 40-49, Canada
 4598 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 6:10:53 AM
@ Oldollie. It actually is that fast. I tried a demo of it, on my iPod, about a year ago. It is, indeed, instant.

Johanvb
Male, 40-49, Europe
 434 Posts
Monday, July 21, 2014 2:09:02 AM
Although i would really like this (i think this would work wonders for Asian / Western typography) i als think there is a drawback.
Language is more than a set of characters lined up to form a word or sentence.
It's also something cultural.
If we would only focus on what something translates to and not what it means we still have a barrier.
the Dutch "luister nou even pik" (mainly heard in Rotterdam), translates to "listen to me penis" while it means "relax buddy, and hear what i have to say".
I think it will take a while for an AI to see that difference.

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