New Google "communication tool"...?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Diatribe, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Diatribe macrumors 601

    Diatribe

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    Now how cool would this be?

    Especially the IM part or the browser part is incredible. Time to buy some Google stock...
     
  2. MacRohde macrumors regular

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  3. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    pretty wild... they really manage to stay at the forefront of needed technology
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Wow. I wrote a paper on the state of machine translation a couple years back and I can assure you, this is light years ahead. I do wonder what will happen when the translator comes across a phrase it hasn't seen. Will we get the "your search did not return any documents" screen?
     
  5. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds absolutely incredible, I certainly wouldn’t put it past them to do this, and to do it very well.
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    My Grandfather once called Google, "the magical fairies of the internet". This is amazing.







    The translation part, not the fairies analogy. ;)
     
  7. MacRohde macrumors regular

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    Very true. As some IT/tech journalist (can't remember who) said in a blog: "the two wildcards in the computer world these years are Google and Apple" (paraphrased).
    They just surprise us time after time.
     
  8. dubbz macrumors 68020

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    That sounds very cool indeed. It's about time we get something better than Babelfish. It's served well, but sometimes those translations are awfully bad, in a Comedy Gold way :p

    Google already have a Jabber server running, so they're partly there (although I'm sure it's mostly for in-house use at the moment).
     

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