Three new features that arrive for Google Translate that you should know, Who
among us does not resort to using
Google Translate, the most famous and
accurate translation program, in various situations and occasions? Whether
you're traveling to a foreign country, studying in a foreign language and
needing to translate a term, or other situations, Google Translate is always
ready and ready. Over the past recent years, the accuracy of Google Translate
translation has increased undeniably, and of course this is due to the
development and the huge boom in the field of artificial intelligence, so in
light of the trend towards artificial intelligence currently and the
unprecedented developments taking place in it, the most famous translation
program from Google must have a share of it.
Indeed, at a special event held by the company on search and artificial intelligence to demonstrate the capabilities of the chat robot Bard, Google announced a set of new features in which it uses artificial intelligence to make the Google Translate application more accurate and faster for its billion users! Let's highlight them from the following lines.
Translation of words by sentence context
Soon Google Translate will see the
inclusion of more contexts and expected situations for the word – or sentence
– to be translated, depending on the nature of the word and the nature of the
language to be translated into. For example, when translating a word that has
more than one meaning, all the different meanings available that the word can
mean will appear, with an explanatory sentence of what is meant by that
meaning, whether the word has more than one meaning in the entered language,
or in the language to be translated to, and the user can choose the
appropriate word for the context in order to obtain the most accurate
translation of the phrase.
Take an example of this, the word "Novel", which may mean "novel", "new", "creative" or "original", when translating this word into French, for example, Google Translate app displays all the possible meanings of the word with an explanatory sentence for each meaning, and the user can later choose the closest meaning he wants to convey in order to be added to the translation in a way that suits the meaning that serves the context. Of course, it is a very revolutionary and important feature, as many of us suffer from literal translation of words in the Google Translate app, ending up with a sentence that is difficult to understand from the first reading. However, it should be noted that this new technology will initially be available for English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. We expect it to take off for the remaining languages over time.
Modern design and new gestures
Recently, the Google Translate application for Android got a new look
supported by the Material You language and soon this update will arrive for
the application on iPhones. The design not only changes the shape of the
elements, but also provides more space for typing and other features, such as
voice translation and image translation via Google Lens, have become more
accessible, with the ability to swipe down for quick access to the history of
The design included other improvements and new gestures that make it easier to work with the application, in addition to accessing previous translations by swiping down, you can switch between languages by long clicking on the language button below, where a menu will appear to choose a recently used language. In addition, the new design improves the readability of translation results using a dynamic font that adjusts automatically when writing text, and displays alternative translations of words (when available) from the dictionary to facilitate the exploration of different meanings.
Finally, with regard to the new additions to the Google Translate application, Google has supported the offline translation feature in 33 new languages, including Sundan, Luxembourgish, Latin, Kurdish, and more languages, where the packages of these languages can be downloaded to the phone and translate sentences from / to them directly from the device without the need for an Internet connection.
AI image translation
Although Google Translate is ideal for direct text translation, advances in
artificial intelligence have given Google the opportunity to support image
translation as well using the Lens feature so that you can search for what you
see using the camera on the phone. It is true that translating text directly from images
is not completely new to the Google Translate application, but the new thing
here is the advanced artificial intelligence that will allow the translated
text to be displayed as if it were an original part of the image, unlike the
current situation where the translated text appears above the original text in
a somewhat difficult way to read.
Now the translation looks more natural, but this capability is currently available to Android users with 6GB or more RAM. It is worth noting that the image translation feature will also reach the web version of the service (translate.google.com) for use on the computer, with the same efficiency as it works on phones.
Finally, Google said that throughout the year it will continue to experiment with AI-led ideas in translation to give users faster, more accurate, and dynamic translations in the app and around the world.