Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

Google has announced Yesterday at CES some new features for its virtual personal assistant, Google Assistant. Everybody and their mothers (and a few relatives) are rushing to make their products "smart" by integrating them with either the Assistant or Alexa. Google has earlier tried a similar auto-translation feature in its Pixel Buds.

It didn't say when, but as Google's announcement focused on the brand's 2019 activity, we know it'll be sometime this year.

The company has since begun a private beta test of the Assistant with select Sonos owners, and is looking to scale up the beta test to thousands of homes in the weeks following CES, a spokesperson told Variety Monday. You can also view your boarding pass in Google Pay by saying "Hey Google, show me my boarding pass".

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Now, Google Maps users on iOS and Android will be able to ask for navigation assistance with their voice. By just asking Google to be your interpreter, the device will translate foreign spoken language in real-time into your native language either vocally or in written language.

"This is native integration with Google Assistant itself; it should be a lot more seamless, a lot faster", Lacey said. Today's update includes new features such as flight check-ins, hotel booking, a new language interpreter mode, and the extension of Assistant on the lock screen to all Android phones.

In Android, Google Assistant works with messaging systems such as SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and others.

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That ability to read out and reply to texts will come in handy now that you can access Google Assistant from the Google Maps app, hopefully reducing the risk of distracted driving.

Google Assistant is adding support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist to keep track of your itinerary with notes and lists in the Google Assistant. To help with that, we've got Google Home deals everywhere. It will be initially available for domestic flights with United Airlines in the US.

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