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Mar 14, 2014

A ‘Babelfish’ could be the web’s next big thing, says AI expert

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI


The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: Ford Prefect and Arthur Dent in the BBC's adaptation
Though the idea of the “Babelfish” — a thing able to translate between any two languages on the fly — was created by the author Douglas Adams as a handy solution to the question of how intergalactic travellers could understand each other, it could be reality within 25 years. At least, that is, for human language.

Prof Nigel Shadbolt, a close associate of the web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, says that the idea of automatic machine translation “on the fly” is achievable before the world wide web turns 50.

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Mar 10, 2014

Expanded Google Fiber to Bring 10 Gigabit Internet in Coming Years

Posted by in category: internet

Written By: Jason Dorrier — Singularity Hub

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Google is on a mission to update the web’s wiring—and they’re not talking a decade or more to do it. Google CFO, Patrick Pichette, recently said his firm is working to boost internet speeds a thousand fold in the next three years.

“That’s where the world is going. It’s going to happen.”

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