Google Doing Real-time Translation

Google Talk Gets One Step Closer To The Ultimate Babel Fish:

(Duncan Riley) “…Google now offers instant machine translation in Google Talk, a step on the road to the ultimate Babel Fish. The new service is used by adding a translation bot to a Google Talk chat, for example adding en2zh@bot.talk.google.com provides a translation from English to Chinese. The bot can be used as a direct look up tool for a translation, or in a group chat for translation on the fly as part of a conversation. For a two way conversation two bots are required, one for the English to other language translation, and one for the other language back into English…”

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