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Google Now: real-time speech translation with 'close to 100%' accuracy on the way

0. phoneArena 26 Jul 2013, 09:05 posted on

We weren't exactly surprised that Google has its own real-time translation project for the spoken word via smartphones, to answer Microsoft's strides in that realm, but it's how advanced things are that startles us. Android's Vice President Hugo Barra sat down for an interview, and disclosed that the hardware prototypes (read: Android phones) that are already in testing, have reached "near perfect" result, especially with some language pairs...

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posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:08 4

1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Leave it to Google to crack that nut!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 12:39

8. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


And another career is stolen by computers. Goodbye translators of the world. You and soon all human beings are now obsolete. >=]

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 13:45

10. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5951; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I don't translate. Having the ability to converse in a foreign language without a translator immediately at hand is a HUGE convenience.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:16

2. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Is there a way to make google now recognize when a sentence ends and put a period? All my text messaging looks like a jumbled mess.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:33 6

4. Whateverman (Posts: 3231; Member since: 17 May 2009)


You could say period at the end of the sentence. I've never had a problem with that. It recognizes all punctuation marks.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:50 1

7. fistigons (Posts: 263; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Thanks. Just tried it out.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 12:40 2

9. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Did your mom have her. yet?
Hey! ? and ! work as well!

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:29

3. sss_ddk (Posts: 61; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


Don't see why it needs to be included in Google Now! It can be part of the current Google translate.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:36 1

5. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I'm excited for this. I remember seeing an article about Microsoft converting English speech to mandarin and then having it speak in your own voice with near perfect results as well and vice versa. I hope Apple is working on something like this as well.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 09:37 2

6. a_merryman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Here we go, I found the demo.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu-nlQqFCKg

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 14:16 4

11. frydaexiii (Posts: 1239; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Meanwhile at Apple...

Siri : Sorry, I do not understand what you mean by that.

Cook : Dammit Siri, get your s**t together!

Siri : Sorry, I do not understand what you mean by that.

posted on 26 Jul 2013, 15:16 1

12. tedkord (Posts: 5249; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I would absolutely pay to have Google Now translate what I say into any language in Captain Kirk's dramatic voice.

posted on 27 Jul 2013, 21:16

13. mike1964 (Posts: 1; Member since: 27 Jul 2013)


I went to a tech conference where a guy from audioalgorithms.com demonstrated their real-time speech translation technology. It was quite amazing. I wonder if Google is working with them.

posted on 29 Jul 2013, 06:46

14. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2866; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Close to 100 %, great...

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