My mind, my thoughts, my words

The Key to Understanding Animals (and a job advert)

Watch this!

Isn’t that great? All we ever wanted – understand our dear non-human friends. So we were wondering about animal communication? All our questions can now be solved thanks to Google Translate for Animals.

animalTranslate for Animals is an application for Android phones that recognises and transcribes words and phrases that are common to a species, like cats for example. To develop Translate for Animals, we worked closely with many of the world’s top language synthesis teams, and with leaders in the field of animal cognitive linguistics, including senior fellows at the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

And did you know that people, who find themselves often finishing people’s thoughts before they can and who are able to type incredibly fast, can now get a job as Google Autocompleter?

Every day people start typing more than a billion searches on Google and expect Google to predict what they are looking for.
As a Google Autocompleter, you’ll be expected to successfully guess a user’s intention as he or she starts typing instantly. In a fraction of a second, you’ll need to type in your prediction that will be added to the list of suggestions given by Google.

Hasn’t google come up with some great linguistic-related stuff recently!

Well, this might be disappointing now: only another two April Fools’ Day pranks by google. I know, it’s not the first of April any more, but it’s still April and just a good laugh!

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This is brilliant: Bzzzpeek – Collection of animal onomatopoeia from around the world

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