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Google's April Fool Gag: Google Wants Tulips To Interact With Humans

Written By Tech Desk | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • Google Assitant can now understand tulips to enable translation between Tulips and human languages
  • All you need to do is set up Google Assistant on your phone or smart speaker to English language

Google Assitant can now understand tulips to enable translation between Tulips and human languages. All you need to do is set up Google Assistant on your phone or smart speaker to English language and say "Talk to Tulip Translator."

According to Google, it involves environmental and societal benefits and now they can communicate with humans in case they need water, light or some more space.

"Throughout time, humans have created more and more effective ways to communicate with each other. But technology hasn’t quite made it there with flowers, even though it’s no secret that members of the floral world do talk to one another. Scientists have found that plants use their roots to send signals to neighbouring plants, as a means to maintain their security and wellbeing," said Google.

Google Tulip was largely developed and tested in the Netherlands. The country is known for producing 12.5 billion flowers a year.

"Socially, it turns out that plants, and particularly tulips, are very chatty, and make for great friends. Tulips are excellent listeners and when listened to carefully, give sound advice," Google added.

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Google claims to have solved the challenge of speaking with plants. This initiative is based on what the company calls "Neural Machine Translation." Google is working with the Wageningen University & Research to map tulip signals to human language.

Folks over at Google were able to add Tulipish as a language to Google Home’s recently introduced Interpreter Mode, which is only available today on April 1, 2019. Of course, this is nothing more than Google's April Fool gag. But there are a couple of more such pranks.

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Google has released a new video of what it calls 'Gboard Spoon Bending Version' that can realise character input you have in mind by simply bending the spoon. Google also released the iconic Snake game on Google Maps mobile app and the desktop web version.

Last week, Microsoft CMO and EVP of Consumer Business Chris Capossela circulated an internal memo, urging employees not to participate in April Fools' Day pranks tradition this year.

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