Archive for February 21st, 2010

Excuse me Google, can you help me with the menu?

Sunday, February 21st, 2010 by Mattia Mialich

A few days ago, at the Mobile World Congress, the Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt showed off a new feature of Google Goggles, the visual search application that allows to snap digital pictures and get related info back. The prototype presented uses an optical character recognition engine connected to a digital camera and converts photo to text, instantly translating it with Google Translate. Here the video in which you can see how the handset takes a picture of a German menu and translates the text into English (on a second level it will translate each of the 52 languages supported at now):