….and the results are interesting to say the least
Baidu, the Chinese web giant best known for its search engine, has updated its translation app to include object recognition.
All you need to do is select picture, take a pic, circle the object you want to translate with your finger, then hit the ‘tick’ mark.
Except, when we tested the app in the office, we found out the accuracy isn’t always the best…
So, no mention of the ‘tache then
It’s expected that the app will be improved in the coming months, but for now it offers little practical value. Still, it’s pretty cool. Of course, anyone looking for a lesson from all of this should be reminded that if you want effective translation, you really do need to use a professional translation company.