If, as the Chinese proverb states, “to learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world”, Chinese search engine Baidu has provided the country with a portal that puts the earth at their fingertips.

Earlier this month, the Baidu Translate app was given a top national science award for their work advancing machine translations in a rarely seen honor for internet companies.

“It earned the honor for its technological merit and social significance,” Wang Haifeng, vice president of Baidu, said in an exclusive interview with Xinhua.

“The Baidu Translate App can recognize text, voices and even pictures. For example, travellers can take a photo of the menu and the App will read the menu and do the translation.” More.

See: Ecns.cn

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