OK...So there I was, being bored as hell on stumbleupon.com and wimp.com, when I fell across the following video...
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......
Introducing Translate for Animals (beta): Bridging the gap between animals and humans
Making the worldâ€™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. Weâ€™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 worldâ€™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 â€“ more apps for your mobile
To remove Translate for Animals, go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Animal Translate and select â€śUninstallâ€ť.
...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?!