I found this cool video which explains and provides an overview of translation, using machine translation to do so. Here is a more detailed explanation, written by the video producers:
A short piece that I put together with Scott Scharf and Scott Jaegar for Jay Yim’s “content” class at Northwestern. The text comes from the wikipedia definition of translation. This text is spoken by the AT&T speech synthesizer and then “translated” by some of the electronic translators available on the web. Translation was originally presented in quadraphonic surround sound with each of the four “voices” in its own audio speaker progressing through the permutations of electronic translation in its own unique order.