(CNN) – Google has just released a quick introduction video about smart augmented reality (AR) glasses that can translate directly into multiple languages.
It is worn like regular eyeglasses, combined with a small screen that displays real-time language translations.
“The function of these smart glasses is like ‘subtitles the world’. Chat with people of different languages, the glasses will provide text-based translations of the ongoing conversation” – Mr. Max Spear, Product Manager ofGoogle, said.
Google’s Pixel Buds also have a translation feature, but the translating smart glasses have some distinct advantages, according to Digitaltrends .
For example, seeing text on a screen inside a pair of glasses means you can maintain eye contact. It’s possible to follow along without pressing a button, or there’s a long and awkward silence as the machine translates what’s being said. Text is also less intrusive than hearing another voice.
Thanks to the smart glasses, no one hears the translation, so the user does not feel unnatural when facing people of different languages.
“Anyone who has traveled abroad, or spent time in communities where languages are different, will immediately understand how beneficial this type of technology can be,” emphasized Max Spear.
Google Translate on the phone makes users have to type, difficult to use voice through the application because the outside environment is quite noisy causing interference. Google Translate is fun, but it’s not perfect, and it’s pretty awkward at times.
“Google’s smart glasses will completely change that situation,” – the Google product manager asserts.
The AR smart glasses are an amazing demonstration of Google’s rapid advancements in the speed and accuracy of translation and transcription technology.
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AR smart glasses show live translation while communicating. Photo: Google
“I use Google translate on different devices every day, usually translating Japanese, Korean and Chinese into English. This is very difficult to do. Furthermore, to use them effectively. Being effective in real conversation requires knowledge of how language works, or you’ll make embarrassing mistakes. Hear and see how Google is innovating and improving translation technology. Art, which means my world will continue to expand, and I think it will slowly make learning those languages easier, too,” commented Andy Boxall, editor of Digitaltrends magazine .
Video Google introduces multilingual interpreting smart glasses. Source: Google