For a long time, it was widely accepted that Google Glass was innovative. But recently, the corporation has fallen behind much of the rest of the globe in the area of AR. The firm showed off what may very well be the hardware’s spiritual successor to wrap out today’s I/O presentation. This is mostly just a sneak preview of what the business has been working on, as CEO Sundar Pichai remarked, but the demo video undoubtedly shows promise. There were two problems with the wearable’s initial design. First, the hardware was merely unprepared.
Second, the corporation never really figured out the “why” of the product, at least not enough to support the price tag. These factors prevented it from spreading much outside the development community. Now is the time to deal with the first portion. Regarding the second half, today’s movie provides a rather convincing solution that addresses the query: translation. Live, in-person subtitles on a wearable heads-up display is a major thing, if the execution is good. It remains to be seen how fully equipped these specs would be if they ever ever made it to market.
The bombast of the initial Google Glass announcement at I/O stands in sharp contrast to the video. The fans of skydiving and extreme sports have vanished. An understated advertisement that displays practical value has taken its place. “Communicating with one another relies so much on language. However, it might be difficult to follow a discussion if you’re deaf or hard of hearing or to comprehend someone who speaks a different language, Pichai warned the audience. “Let’s see what happens when we provide our transcription and translation breakthroughs in your line of sight in one of our early prototypes,” the researcher said.
Google isn’t promising that such a device will ever truly hit the market, in contrast to the flood of Pixel announcements. Without a question, today’s Google I/O unveiling served as a tool to measure consumer interest in a product that isn’t yet ready. In order to allow the speaker to stare directly at a topic while reading their remarks, the movie includes a “simulated point of view” of what such a display may look like.
There are still concerns about effectiveness, cost, and other factors, but if the execution is sound, it should be simple to see some real value in a solution that combines AR technology with the company’s extensive experience developing transcription and translation software. It’s certainly one of the more appealing uses for a wearable AR display that we’ve come across. Google may someday have a winner on its hands if it could discover equally helpful applications for services like Maps.