A decade after the creation of Google Glass Debuted at I/O 2012Google is working on a new set of augmented reality glasses. The company teased the device at I/O 2022, where it shared a short clip that showed off some of its capabilities. We’ve seen an “early prototype” of the wearable transcribe a conversation in real time, effectively providing captions to the wearer. Google has also shown a demo model of translating a conversation from English to Spanish, allowing non-English speakers to have a conversation with a Google employee speaking to them.
Google hasn’t said when it plans to release the wearable it showed off today. We’ll also notice the teaser video the company ran during the presentation that included text at the bottom of the frame saying that what it was showing was a “simulated view,” suggesting that the final interface might look very different than the one Google showed it not working today.
Google’s cautious approach to sharing a lot of details before a device is ready is understandable. While Google Glass is still available for Enterprise clientsIt’s fair to say the wearable didn’t quite take off the way the company envisioned it. In addition to privacy concerns, the “Glasshole” tag has made it difficult for Google to sell consumers on wearable augmented reality.
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