We have been thinking for quite a long time of the fact that our AI knows more than meets the eye and it’s infested with all kinds of bugs that make it seem really scary.
There are a lot of glitches coming from this online medium, and the latest one only scares us more. We’ll tell you why.
The world is ending, or at least that is what Google Translate tells everyone.
Redditors have noticed a glitch just recently where if you type “dog” 19 times into Google’s translation software and switching the input language to Maori reveals the following bone-chilling prophecy:
“Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve. We are experiencing characters and dramatic developments in the world, which indicate that we are increasingly approaching the end times and Jesus’ return.”
Well, thanks, Google Translate, now I can get on with my work.
Um… I don't want to alarm anyone, but I think Google Translate might have been taken over by demons. pic.twitter.com/TmBYViIIjJ
— Michal Dvorak (@michaldvorak) July 20, 2018
Of course, this is not at all some freaky evidence that the Ai knows more than we do at least not on this subject. But, wait because there’s more.
If you try translating “ag” from Somali to English, you get a series of last-minute warnings before the End Times.
Nothing to see here
Tech specialists tell us that there’s no reason to panic.
“Nothing untoward has happened to Google translate, and we’re not going to die in some digitally foretold apocalypse,” Chris Boyd, a security analyst at Malwarebytes, tells IFLScience.
— Jon Christian 🕵 (@Jon_Christian) July 20, 2018
“Translate uses a neural machine translation reliant on absorbing huge slices of text in one language, alongside the relevant translation in another… Languages which tend to have smaller amounts of translated texts to pair off against are generally the ones most responsible for the weirdest translations,” he continued.
“Google translate is doing what it can and trying to pair off against whatever texts it does have in those less common languages.This is where the potentially apocalyptic text comes in – religious texts including the Bible exist in all the languages causing the oddities, and this would potentially explain some of the more esoteric messages being fired out,’ he went on and explained.
“I don’t think we need to run screaming into the streets just yet,” Boyd concluded and that’s enough for me. Well, here you go, get on with your day because everything is fine.