Star Trek's universal translator is pretty much here and (surprise!) it's made by Google

Summary:It's not quite Star Trek, but it might be pretty darn close. This is one to watch.

I know this is off the normal government topic (okay, fine, so it's not the first time), but Google has just introduced a feature where you can talk and translate with Chrome.

Given that the only other languages I speak are programming languages, I can't really give this beast a good test, but it appears you can speak into Chrome and it'll translate and speak back out again.

It's not quite Star Trek, but it might be pretty darn close. This is one to watch.

Topics: Google

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