Do you need to translate a sentence but don’t have any mobile data to spare? Google thought of this and found a solution to improve its Translate feature. This way, it will soon bring an update consisting of an offline translation AI that you can use anywhere, in any conditions.
Better translations with the Google app
Even if it’s not always the most accurate of methods, Google Translate has always been an incredibly useful feature. Over time, it has greatly improved, as the company developed an advanced system to operate behind it. Two years ago, it paired the feature with a neural machine translation (NMT) technology which significantly raised the quality of translations.
Here’s how the mechanism works to make things better. Instead of translating words individually, the NMT deals with sentences as a whole. Also, it keeps track of the whole context, thus providing the most accurate translations possible. Therefore, people can add entire paragraphs or even whole texts into the feature and translate them a lot better than before.
The offline translation AI lets you use the service anywhere
However, you don’t always have access to data, as you might be in a different country when you need to find out what a sentence means. Therefore, Google launched the offline translation AI that lets you use the feature anywhere. To do it, you can download your preferred language that should not take up more than 35 or 45 MB of space.
To use the offline translation AI, you need to download the Translate app first. There, you’ll find a special settings tab for offline translations, where you get a list of languages. An arrow next to the language you are interested in will let you download its pack. However, if you already have the app installed and you’ve used it before, you will get a message on your screen where you can download offline files.
For the next following days, Google will roll out the offline translation AI. The feature will be available for 59 languages, so you have all the chances to find whatever you need on the list.
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