And it works! Well, at least it yields the same results Google Translate generally does. But this time it’s done with your phone’s camera! Finally, a good use for AI which is not scary, does not collect data about you, and is just plain cool. So this is how I learnt I’d actually missed something:
When I came across this meme on the Internet I immediately downloaded the app to my phone from Google Play, especially since I’ve used the desktop version for a long time. And indeed it works! We live in the future. One can’t overstate how handy this can be in a country like Japan or South Korea, where nobody (not even the street signs) speak English. Here’s how to use it:
The app is pretty much a 100% free version of Word Lens, an app that blew many a mind when it was launched back in 2010. You don’t even need any kind of Internet connection for it to work.