Google’s New Smart Glasses Can Translate Languages In Real Time! Prototype Revealed During Google I/O 2022
He has presented a video demo of the glasses during Google’s I/O developer summit.
How Does It Work?
As we know that Google has been expected to be developing AR glasses.
Indeed, the company announced a prototype pair of glasses it’s developing at this year’s Google I/O conference.
It is noteworthy here that they’re still just a prototype.
Although, according to Google, the glasses can show live language translations to the person wearing them.
As per the demo, someone with the augmented reality glasses might be able to understand what another person is saying just by reading captions that are presented through the lenses while the other person speaks.
Google’s Glasses Launch
So far, it is not clear if Google’s glasses will ever hit the market.
But, this prototype represents a sense of where Google thinks augmented reality can be helpful.
The first time, Google ventured into smart glasses almost a decade ago.
However, it seems that Google Glass was unappealing to most consumers considering a limited launch, high initial pricing and privacy concerns.
Although, Google has appeared to keep pushing into the space.
The technology company acquired the smart glass maker, North during 2020, which was an Amazon-backed company that made smart glasses.
Main Focus On Utility
Notably, Google’s tease of its glasses was brief. The technology firm continued strides in AR tools through its phones, search and Lens look ready to carry over to its glasses, too.
Interestingly, these new glasses initiatives have the main focus on utility.
In simple words, the ability to be understood, or to understand, is actually useful.
These glasses will help in assisting.
Its rival, Meta‘s recent smart glass ambitions is also aimed at utility.
Although, Google’s experience and tools seem well suited for the challenge.
According to Pichai notes, these prototype glasses are focused on delivering language in a line of sight experience, in a blog post.