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Author Topic: Google Translate: For Animals  (Read 1691 times)
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« on: September 16, 2011, 07:38:24 AM »

OK...So there I was, being bored as hell on stumbleupon.com and wimp.com, when I fell across the following video...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I24bSteJpw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I24bSteJpw</a>

Right...OK...I did actually miss the bit with the link right at the beginning...so the entire way through I was thinking "Heh...fun spoof"...Until I saw an actual GOOGLE link...

Hmmmm...Doubt it works...lets try it anyway......


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Introducing Translate for Animals (beta): Bridging the gap between animals and humans



Making the world’s information universally accessible is a key goal for Google. Language is one of our biggest challenges so we have targeted our efforts on removing language barriers between the species. We are excited to introduce Translate for Animals, an Android application which we hope will allow us to better understand our animal friends. We’ve always been a pet-friendly company at Google, and we hope that Translate for Animals encourages greater interaction and understanding between animal and human.

Translate for Animals is an application for Android phones that recognises and transcribes words and phrases that are common to a species, like cats for example. To develop Translate for Animals, we worked closely with many of the world’s top language synthesis teams, and with leaders in the field of animal cognitive linguistics, including senior fellows at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

Take a tour of Translate for Animals
Visit Android Market – more apps for your mobile

To remove Translate for Animals, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Animal Translate and select “Uninstall”.

©2011 Google

Source: http://www.google.co.uk/i...ding/translateforanimals/




...Wtf...Did I fall asleep and miss an entire century...is this some type of Google Humor that I really am not getting?...wtf...

I don't have an android, so I cant actually download this and see if:

A> The App is actually a real App
B> WTF it thinks my dog's are saying.

Even if the App is real (IE, you can download it), and it does "Translate"...All its really going to be doing is collecting random sound bytes from a possibly massive list, at complete random...then giving you one to listen to...

Anybody care to explain this to me?!

 huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh huh
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 07:51:50 AM »

app downloaded installed now all i need is an animal (that talks) tongue

btw one of the top voted comments cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 08:05:48 AM »

app downloaded installed now all i need is an animal (that talks) tongue

btw one of the top voted comments cheesy


LMFAO

Haha, please let me know what the app does xD
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 08:13:38 AM »

Uploaded by GoogleChannelUK on Mar 31, 2010
That probably was last year's google UK april's fools tongue
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« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 08:28:35 AM »

Grin sorry Stephen,
I didnt know was I playing along, or leading you on...


(I dont have a smart phone)
EDIT embarassed I thought the app didnt actually exist - but I see it does, ah well... :-)
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 09:19:52 AM »

Uploaded by GoogleChannelUK on Mar 31, 2010
That probably was last year's google UK april's fools tongue

At least that explains it lmao
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 09:28:44 AM »

I just installed it. It's fun! smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 09:29:11 AM »

Uploaded by GoogleChannelUK on Mar 31, 2010
That probably was last year's google UK april's fools tongue

It was. You're exactly right.
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2011, 06:16:26 PM »

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