Google Assistant now comes with a real-time translator for 27 languages

A woman demonstrates the Artemis smart mirror at the CareOS booth during CES in Las Vegas

A woman demonstrates the Artemis smart mirror at the CareOS booth during CES in Las Vegas

Google Announces E Ink Screen, New Assistance Features, Interpreter Mode at Trade Show.

Then, each person in the conversation can take turns speaking in their own language, and Google Assistant will read out the correct translation.

Once you have updated your Google Maps, Just say "Hey Google, take me home", to open Google Maps and get help from your Assistant on your journey.

The concept is similar to Google's Pixel Buds, the $159 ear buds Google launched in 2017 that can provide real-time translations in your ears. Currently, the Interpreter mode can translate between 27 languages in real-time and is slated to work through Google Home speakers such as the Google Home Hub and Google Home Mini. Google notes that messaging features now work with SMS, WhatsApp, Messenger, Hangouts, Viber, Telegram, Android Messages and more. The Assistant will help you calculate your ETA from Google Maps and send the details to friends using any of the aforementioned messenger apps.

The Google Assistant now lives in more than 1 billion devices, but the company wants to put it in a whole lot more.

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.

Google's also making changes to how Google Assistant handles messaging.

When you make a request, the Google Assistant must not only understand the language you're using and your speech, but it also has to recognize the intent of what you're asking and the context. The feature will be rolling out in the next few weeks.

When we first reviewed the Sonos One we thought it was an excellent speaker but it's Alexa functionality left a bit to be desired.

Saying "Google, check into my flight" will do the trick, presumably if you've got the flight stored on your calendar. Initially, the support will be limited to domestic flights of the United Airlines, but the company hopes to add more airlines and flights soon.

For hotel booking, you can instruct Assistant to "book the Cambria Hotel in NY on January 12th,".

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