Google Now and Translate "Praise the iPad"
According to a bug in Google’s text-to-speech engine, Google Now and Google Translate are interjecting the phrase “he now praises the iPad” into sentences that end using phrases such as “end with,” “enraged with,” and “filled with.” The phrasing was originally discovered around October 2012 on the Android Support page but was recently publicized by Hacker News
One of the altered spoken sentences reads “Larry Page used to use Android. But that is now at an end, he now praises the iPad.” For those of you who are skeptical or want to see the bug in action, it can be easily reproduced using Google Translate. Type any sentence and end it with one of the key words. The text-to-speech option on the site will add “he now praises the iPad” to the sentence. You can see an example below:
There isn’t any word on why this phrasing exists in the code but it is being speculated that it is an error in the algorithm. Theoretically, Google’s algorithm improperly incorporated this sentence, causing the bug. The problem has not been resolved still for the time being, allowing users to use Google Now and Google Translate to create humorous sentences.
Source: Android Support
, Hacker News