Google's Interpreter Mode translation software comes to phones
At CES in January, Google introduced an interpreter mode for its google assistant.
Basically what that is, is that it takes about 29 different languages and you're able to interpret them where if you speak German, you'd be able to respond to somebody in English or if you speak Russian, the same kind of thing.
The problem at CES was that this was only confined to smart speakers.
So they introduced this as for concierge services or at hotels where you're able to talk to somebody at a desk.
Now they're bringing it to phones.
So what that does is that basically provides you the exact same service that's allows you to do the exact same thing but while you're on the go, so you can basically use the interpreter any way you really want.
So here at this event, Google is gonna show off exactly how this interpreter mode works for the Google Assistant on the phone.
So they have a couple of people here that you're able to speak to in different languages.
Basically, they can speak to you in German or Russian, and then you would hear back what they say but in English.
This is Senna.
She's here to help demo, the interpreter mode in German.
So I'm going to ask some questions in German, they're gonna translate for him.
He's gonna respond, and I'm gonna hear those back in German.
All right, so let's give it a shot.
Be my German interpreter
Are you on the Christmas market for the first time?
On a Christmas market in Germany you can buy gifts and try traditional food.
That sounds very cool.
Those are two examples in both German and Chinese.
There are 44 total languages that you would be able to use on mobile.
There are only 29 for smart speakers at this point.
So conceivably you would expect that there would be more languages that end up getting over into the smart speakers I could definitely see myself using this potentially as a travel companion to help maybe translate certain things or talk to somebody in my hotel or somebody out on the street.
So definitely, I guess give it a try.
According to Google, it's going to get ramped up pretty quickly and it's going to be available in a moment.
Mobile devices IOS and Android within the next week or so.
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