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

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

The news was part of a slew of Google Assistant-related updates made by Google as part of the company's CES 2019 announcements.

Google will also be branching its Assistant presence to more smart home devices in 2019 through more smart devices and smart TVs.

The Interpreter mode, which will first be rolled out to Google Home speakers and smart displays like the Google Home Hub, will play the role of an interpreter for two and will be able to translate as many as 27 languages. Google says that while the feature is available only for Pixel users at the moment, it will soon be available on other Android devices in the coming few weeks. That way users can share ETA, reply to text messages and play music without closing the navigation window.

It's true. Google's Amazon Alexa-rivalling voice assistant has cropped up on the spec sheets of many products announced at CES this week, including Samsung TVs, JBL's Link Bar and the Klipsch Dolby Atmos soundbar.

This is not all, Assistant can now also book hotels for you. While Android users typically have the Assistant preloaded on their devices, it is going to be a bigger deal for iOS devices, which have a massive Maps install base.

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Google this week debuted a slew of new capabilities for its artificial intelligence software, Google Assistant, at CES in Las Vegas.

Additionally, Anker and JBL are building vehicle accessories with Google Assistant support. However, Google has not given details when it will be available on Android devices. Google Assistant will be able to show traffic reports and schedule reminders without unlocking the phone.

Google built a sprawling amusement park-style ride to demonstrate how its AI Assistant can be used in the home and on the go to make daily tasks easier. The new features include flight check-in, hotel bookings, and expanded locks screen access.

Discussing the new feature, Google said: "Speaking a different language no longer has to be a barrier to having a good conversation". You can have Alexa on one and Google Assistant on another, but not both voice assistants working simultaneously. The Assistant will provide real-time spoken translations, and written ones as well on smart displays.

Google Assistant can already tack itineraries into Google calendar when it detects a flight ticket confirmation in Gmail. "There's a new Assistant feature with Philips Hue that helps you wake up".

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