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Google demos conversation mode for Google Translate

Google Translate
is a great tool when you're reading webpages in another language, but it's not much help when you're having a conversation. Well, that might change soon, as Google recently demoed a live version of Translate for conversations. That's right: you speak it, and Google translates it on the fly and reads it back in your target language.

Google has started testing this new conversation mode and had successful bilingual conversations, including a demo at a conference in Germany earlier this month. No word on whether there will be a web version of conversation mode, or just a feature in the Android app, but either way, this is the kind of magical future technology we've been seeing in movies and TV shows for years, and now we'll be able to have it in our pockets. Heck, it might be worth the international roaming charges to load up your Android phone with this bad boy and take it on vacation!

Check out the video demo after the jump. It's not perfect, but it's very impressive.

[via Google Operating System]

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