Off topic: iLingual iPhone app testing in Paris ("Now I've see everything")
Thread poster: James McVay

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Dec 20, 2009

Take a look at the iLingual app for the iPhone, as shown on this YouTube video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA5CMtQDyP4

Then read the MSNBC article here:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34468129/ns/travel-tips/

[Edited at 2009-12-20 23:16 GMT]

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-12-21 07:28 GMT]


 

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Maybe not... Dec 21, 2009

.... I believe you (we) still have to see the image of an "ear" and an application that will translate the answer of the foreign person into the asker's language, while the asker sticks his/her phone to the side of his head. Very funny indeed, but I am afraid that what they have now is the solution to only half of the problem.

Smart applications to make people dumber? What ever happened to learning the language, or at least a few phrases, of the country/countries one is going to visit?

Another funny thing worth seeing is the results of crowdsourcing translation in Facebook, posted by a colleague: http://www.proz.com/forum/lighter_side_of_trans_interp/153811-something_hilarious:_translator_changes_edit_ad_page_title_of_facebook_into_i_am_stupid.html


 


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