Google Translate & The Quest For Real-Time Translation

Another Step Closer To Real-Time Translation With Google Translate

Did you ever wish you could speak or understand another language? How about 5? Or 10? Maybe 27? What if Google Translate worked in real-time allowing you to have a conversation with someone who speaks another language?

Back in 2017, Google launched the Pixel Buds, which could be paired with Google Assistant for translation needs. The goal then was to get as close to real-time as possible. While this was certainly a great first attempt, only users of the Pixel Buds were capable of using the feature.

Google definitely wanted a larger group of users capable of using the translation software. It was less than a year from the launch of the Pixel buds that Google integrated the translation software with Google Assistant completely, allowing any earbuds using Google Assistant to translate conversations. The goal was still real-time translation, and while Google Assistant and the earbuds didn’t reach full real-time translation, it was a step in the right direction

The newest attempt, with real improvement on the previous uses, boasts the ability to translate 27 languages in real-time. There are certainly limitations and likely improvements will be made over time, but that’s still 27 languages built into Google Assistant using the brand new interpreter feature! There is no need to change a setting or let Google know what language you are trying to interpret. Any one of the 27 languages are auto-detected.

The largest limitation currently is that the feature will not run at all if more than one person is speaking. Which is probably for the best.

The new feature will be rolling out on Google home devices soon. Get your friends on the line, especially if they don’t speak your language; it is not a deal breaker anymore!

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