Google awards Brazilian app that translates Portuguese to Libras | Cell phone

During Google I / O, in addition to Pixel phones, Android Q news and cool stuff about Assistant, the search giant also awarded some organizations that were selected in the Google AI Impact Challenge. One of them is the Brazilian Hand Talk, who created a tool that translates texts from Portuguese to Libras.

Google awards Brazilian app that translates Portuguese to Libras

Hand Talk is the company that created a small avatar that can be added on websites, or used in an application for smartphones and that transforms the text in Portuguese into the Brazilian sign language, or Libras.

She was one of 20 selected by Google to receive $ 1.25 million, or approximately R $ 5 million for the project, along with Google Cloud credit and consulting, personal help on artificial intelligence and joining the Google Developers Launchpad acceleration program .

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The challenge rewards organizations that propose ideas to tackle current problems and the winners talk about health, economics and empowerment, environmental protection and conservation, education, disinformation, crisis and emergency responses. In all, there were 2,602 registrations from 119 countries.

Along with Hand Talk, a project by the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra SeƱora del Rosario, which is in Colombia, was another chosen one and closes the pair from Latin America with Brazil. The Colombian project uses satellite images to identify illegal mines, with the aim of helping to protect natural resources.

Hand Talk can be downloaded to Android and iPhone, for free.

With information: Google.

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