Related to today's release of Google Transcript Beta, Google has announced another service for Android smartphones: Google Translate for Animals Beta. As Google describes it, making the world's information universally accessible is a key goal for the company and language is one of the biggest challenges. So Google have targeted its efforts on removing language barriers between the species by introducing Translate for Animals, an Android application which Google hopes will allow us to better understand our animal friends. Google hopes that Translate for Animals encourages greater interaction and understanding between animal and human.
Translate for Animals is an application, available from today for Android smartphones that recognizes and transcribes words and phrases that are common to a species, like cats for example. To develop Translate for Animals, Google worked closely with many of the world's top language synthesis teams, and with leaders in the field of animal cognitive linguistics, including senior fellows at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.
Google Translate for Android is now available free of charge from the Android Market. Google hasn't yet announced the handset requirements.
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