Google Translate App
Speak With the World Without Problems
Did you know that you can use the Google Translate app which lets you instantly visually translate printed text while walking down the street in a foreign country? Open the app, click on the camera, and point it at the text you need to translate, such as a street sign or an ingredient list. You can use this app to translate an instruction manual, dials on a washing machine, and so on. No Internet connection or cell phone data is needed.
In 2014, Google launched this app with only seven languages – English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Today you can translate to and from Bulgarian, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian and other languages. In addition to instant visual translation, there is a voice conversation mode, enabling real-time translation of conversations across dozens of languages.
How exactly did Google get so many new languages running on a device with no data connection? It’s all about convolutional neural networks. This App works with both Android and iOS.
Google still got lots of work to do, but Translate Community, a place for multilingual people from anywhere in the world to provide and correct translations, helps Google to get better every day, and Google is also continuously working to improve the quality of the translations themselves and to add new languages.