At the Google I/O event, CEO Sundar Pichai teased a device that helps translate languages in real time.
In the demonstration video, Google’s experimental glasses showed off the ability to translate the language of the person talking, displaying the “subtitles” of the other person as if you were watching a foreign movie.
Google augmented reality glasses with real-time language translation.
It’s unclear if Google will ever commercialize this sci-fi technology. Google has poured resources into developing smart glasses 10 years ago, but the potential project is soon turned by the market, due to high selling prices and concerns surrounding security issues.
However, Google has never once announced the death of the project. In 2020, the tech giant bought North, the smart glasses company that once received Amazon’s capital.
Also at the product announcement event, Google introduced a series of technology projects it is pursuing.