Is a smarter Google worse for translators?

There's an excellent article on the official Google blog about how Google is improving the search engine's natural language understanding. Two of the big areas of improvement are using synonyms and similar words to expand search results, and automatic translation to find results in other languages. These are generally useful, because they get more results […]

Simulation of human brain getting closer…

The Durf.org blog asks how long until we get artificial brains capable of replacing human translators, if ever: On the other hand, though, if the scientists ever crack this mystery wide open (perhaps by giving up on computers with nothing but 0s and 1s to deal with and creating new machines that function more like […]