The Hindu: When logic takes a hike on Google Maps

The Hindu: When logic takes a hike on Google Maps. “As anyone who has sat through grammar lessons can attest: language is a strange and amorphous beast, a spinner of expression that only the native speaker can truly understand, but not necessarily explain to others. A prime example of artificial intelligence going awry is the Google Maps application. While the English version is more or less accurate, the Tamil translations of place names is an inadvertent source of humour and outright ridicule.”

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