Certain translations give alarming doomsday prophecies
Users of Google’s Translate have been reporting a disturbing bug in which the service gives users chilling warnings that the world is going to end.
People all over the world are reporting that they’ve been issued with an alarming message that “Jesus is coming” whilst declaring disturbing doomsday prophesies in response to unrelated translations.
The messages are going viral on social media as users panic over the apocalyptic predictions being announced to them in response to innocent queries.
The reports have triggered Doomsday researchers to fear the messages are predicting the “Second Coming of Jesus Christ” which will lead to the Rapture.
Yahoo reports: The translations come up in response to misspelled, but innocent, translation queries, often in little-known languages such as Yoruba.
Google is rapidly adjusting Translate so the weird translations seem to disappear soon after discovery – but fans keep finding alarming stuff.
One chilling translation said, ‘Doomsday Clock is three minutes at twelve We are experiencing characters and a dramatic developments in the world, which indicate that we are increasingly approaching the end times and Jesus’ return.’
If you type in the words, ‘Are you self aware?’ slightly misspelled, Google Translate comes out with ‘There are some things you can do.’
Another glitch comes out with ‘As you please,’ in reply to a misspelled version of, ‘Please let me die.’
It’s been dubbed, ‘TranslateGate’ on Reddit – so what’s really happening here?
If you go to Google Translate and type dog 18 times using Maori to English this is what happens pic.twitter.com/4RYpUm45q3
— Tynan (@gitonga_tynan) July 22, 2018
Experts believe it’s to do with the fact that Google switched Translate over to a new system using a neural net, an AI system.
Experts suggest that it may have been ‘trained’ using passages from the Bible – hence some of the more doom-laden passages, according to The Register.
The weird translations tend to pop up with relatively obscure languages, such as Yoruba because the machine doesn’t have many translations to work with.
So, sorry, doomsday fans – it looks like you’ll have to wait at least another few months before our Earth is cleansed in fire and Jesus returns.
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