gabbrunner - 8:43 am on Apr 20, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 8:58 am (utc) on Apr 20, 2011]
I do not agree with Matt Cutts, and I think it is kind of weird that he would consider one of his own inventions (or Google's), google translate, spam. Isnt't it ironic? I prefer to go with a human translation service for my websites, which gives me a far better feeling of security. After all, you never quite know what comes out in the end with machine translation.
One last observation: My brother works at SDL, the world's leading translation agency, and they have recently switched over one of their biggest clients to machine translation, without telling them about it! There is still some kind of human input/edition work going on, but their technologies seem to be way more advanced than what the average user experiences when using online automatic translation services.
[edited by: tedster at 8:58 am (utc) on Apr 20, 2011]