Thursday, July 04, 2013

Talk to a Robot on Google Maps

The Google Maps based free chat platform ChatMap! has added a couple of really interesting new features.

One of the new features is designed to overcome the language barrier when two users from different countries and with different languages connect on the map. A new real-time translation function automatically translates other users' responses into your own language. The real-time translation tool analyses the language being used by both participants in a chat and ensures that each participant's chat is translated for the other.

Another fun new feature is the chance to talk to a chat robot. If you are alone in a chat room and there is no one there to chat with, a chat robot, 'Mike', will talk to you and answer all your questions. As soon as another person enters the chat room, the robot will disappear automatically so that he won't disturb your new conversation.

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