Originally published: October 13, 2011
Last updated: October 13, 2011 - 9:45pm
The inclusion of Siri on the iPhone 4S has brought a lot of attention generally to the topic of voice recognition on mobile devices. But voice is an area that Google, among others, has spent a lot of time trying to perfect, using data intensive "machine learning" technology. Now, Google is updating a feature in its Translate app for Android devices that can handle speech-to-speech translation among 14 languages. So if you speak, say, Indonesian, you can talk back and forth with someone who only speaks Russian (or Polish to Chinese ... or Korean to Turkish...). In all, Google is adding a dozen languages to English and Spanish, which were the two languages initially featured in the app.
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