Prototype of Google AR glasses
Google CEO Sundar Pichai on Wednesday teased a pair of smart glasses capable of translating languages in real time.
Pichai showed a video demo of the glasses during Google’s I / O developer summit. Although they are still a prototype, Google has suggested that the spectacles show live language translations to the person wearing them.
Thus, anyone with augmented reality glasses may be able to understand what the other person is saying by reading the captions presented through the lens while the other person is speaking.
It’s not clear if Google’s glasses will hit the market, but the prototype gives an idea where Google thinks augmented reality could be helpful.
The company made the first smart glasses almost a decade ago, but Google Glass was not attractive to most customers due to its limited launch, high initial price, and privacy concerns. Google, however, has appeared to keep pushing in space. In 2020, it acquired North, an Amazon-backed company that makes smart glasses.
Google has also launched its first smartwatch, the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 phones, and teased a new Android tablet during its event.
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