Google Translate's deep dream: some translation requests yield weird religious prophesies

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/07/20/who-needs-st-john.html

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Dog dog dog.

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Garbage in, garbage out.
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The intersection of AI and religion here remind me of two different SF stories. “The Nine Billion Names of God” , and Colossus.

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Different amounts of “dog” yield stuff like “dog dog dog dog dog dog christian dog dog dog dog”

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My money is on an ipsum lorem-type issue.

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As someone who finds herself relying upon Google translate to communicate with Arabic speakers, I am both impressed and maddened by some of its translations.

On the one hand, that it works at all, is pretty awesome. On the other, I get things like “tomorrow, on the occasion of the fever, go to collect the cherub in its descent” – which I think means, to celebrate Eid shall we go for a stroll…

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AI dyslexia: god god god…

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Interestingly, “ngeru” in maori is “cat”, “ngeru ngeru” is “cats”, but “ngerungeru” is “panic”.

Makes sense.

There goes productivity for the day…

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The Bible theory makes perfect sense, given all the references to the Doomsday Clock in the New Testament.

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made me wonder if the barrel roll trick still works. It does.

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Why do they even have a word for cat? They certainly didn’t bring cats, otherwise we might never have known there were Kiwis or Kakapos.

Panic, OTH, makes perfect sense in this context.

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I told 'em, millennium hand and shrimp, I told em!

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Weirdly enough, when I see religious prophecies, to me it just looks like, “dog dog dog dog…”

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Whee.

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Ah, they have a word for cat so they can talk about cats. They did bring kuri (dogs) and kiore (rats) whom together would have eaten a fair amount of kiwi and kakapo.

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That’s why it’s called “dogma”.

:joy:

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So you think the languages of indigenous people should have stopped evolving once colonised??

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