Google Translate’s camera can now automatically detect languages

The universal translator from Star Trek is one of those technologies that, with a magic wand, would create. The ability to communicate with an individual in a language they are comfortable with illuminates so many nuances about culture, background, and personality that simply don’t come across with a simply rudimentary understanding of language. This week Google Translate's camera and computer vision today got support for 60 new languages and automatic language detection capabilities. If you haven’t tried it you should. It might not be a universal translator, but it’s pretty amazing, and the only magic wand you need is your phone.


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