Prototype of Google AR glasses
Google CEO Sundar Pichai teased a pair of smart glasses that can translate languages in real time on Wednesday.
Pichai showed a demo video of the glasses during the Google I / O Developer Summit. Although still only a prototype, Google has suggested that the glasses can show language translations in real time to the person wearing them.
So, someone with augmented reality glasses might be able to understand what another person is saying by simply reading the subtitles that are presented through the lenses as the other person speaks.
It’s unclear whether Google’s glasses will ever hit the market, but the prototype gives an idea of where Google thinks augmented reality might be useful.
The company first ventured into smart glasses about a decade ago, but Google Glass wasn’t appealing to most consumers due to a limited launch, high initial pricing, and privacy concerns. Google, however, appears to stick with it pushing into space. In 2020, it acquired North, an Amazon-backed company that manufactured smart glasses.
Google also introduced its own first smartwatch, the Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 phones and teased a new Android tablet during his event.