Google has unveiled a prototype of connected glasses capable of displaying the real-time translation of a conversation.
The announcement almost went unnoticed in the flood of announcements for the opening of Google I/O on Wednesday evening, but the manufacturer made an announcement that was interesting to say the least on the side of connected glasses. Just ten years after the fanfare presentation of Google Glass, the firm has indeed unveiled new augmented reality glasses.
However, unlike Google Glass, these are not all-purpose glasses, equipped with a simple prism and which can film, orient you and display your notifications. Here, the use of these connected glasses seems limited to a simple use: instant translation.
In an illustrative video, Google shows the example of a Chinese mother and her English-speaking daughter, who manage to communicate thanks to these new augmented reality glasses thanks to the display of real-time translation on the glass. glasses. To do this, the glasses seem to have microphones and a display system in the glass. In concrete terms, these are the translation algorithms of Google Translate pushed directly into a pair of glasses. Remember that Google already offers similar functions on the Google Translation application on smartphones, which in particular allows you to converse in a foreign language with the conversation mode.
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However, the glasses go further in that they allow users to chat with each other without having to look away to observe the screen of their smartphone.
Glasses also suitable for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Moreover, in addition to people speaking a language different from yours, these glasses may be of interest to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, since they will allow them to read directly what you can say to them, even if you do not know the sign language.
For now, however, it is only a prototype. It is therefore unknown if Google intends to market these new glasses one day and if so, at what price or on what date.
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