Google has announced the discontinuation of its Google Translate services in mainland China due to limited presence. It was one of the company's few remaining services available for Chinese users.
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Google Translate has received 24 new languages, which are spoken by 300 million people around the world. Some of these were developed using the Zero-Shot Machine Translation technique.
Translation and language learning app downloads have spiked among Ukrainians as they flee the war and try to settle in other countries. Translation app downloads were up 71% month-over-month.
Google is rolling out an update to Google Lens on Android, allowing users to translate real-life text without an internet connection. The feature is still rolling out, and there are some limitations.
Google began testing the Transcribe feature in Google Translate back in January. The feature is now rolling out to all Android users. It supports eight languages and transcribes audio in real-time.
Google has announced the it's expanding the capabilities of Google Translate by adding new languages for the first time in four years. The five new languages are spoken by over 75 million people.
Google Translate is getting a live transcription capability at some point in the future. The feature will work to transcribe live audio in real time after it's been recorded in another language.
Google has announced that it's made some improvements to offline translation in Google Translate. Translations should be 12% more accurate for most languages, and over 20% in others.
Google has announced a new feature for Maps which will allow the app to read names of foreign locations aloud. The feature is rolling out to Android and iOS supporting over 50 languages.
Google has announced some improvements to the camera translation feature in Google Translate. The capability now supports 88 input languages and uses neural machine translation for its results.
Google is updating its translation tool to offer translation for both genders when translating from languages that use gender-neutral words and sentences into those that make the distinction.
Google Translate for the web now looks consistent with other Google products as it has just received the company's Material Theme design. The service has also received a bunch of new updates.
An AI-based grammar checker has been added to Google Docs for users who are signed up to the Early Adopter Program. The availability of the feature will be limited to G Suite users for now.
Google has apologized after tens of thousands of users signed a petition complaining that the company's translator software was spitting out offensive and inappropriate terms to describe gay people.