Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode turns your speaker into a translator: CES 2019

Language problems goodbye: Google makes its voice assistant to the Live Translator

Language problems goodbye: Google makes its voice assistant to the Live Translator

Tight Google Assistant integration is one of the best parts of Android, if you ask me, and the incredibly powerful service is getting beefed up with a suite of new features announced at CES 2019. In the last few years, Google has stepped up its investment in consumer gadgets, with products including the Google Home smart speakers, Nest thermostats and Chromecast streaming devices.

The firm's artificial intelligence-based virtual assistant is also to get an interpreter mode to help conduct conversations in dozen of languages using both audio and visual cues, Google said. For the time being, it's only available on the Google Home Hub and third-party smart displays.

The Google Assistant Connect platform was just one of a slew of Google Assistant announcements at CES, which is also showcasing artificial intelligence in a number of other fields, including navigation and safety features for cars and improving TV video quality. The company is making Google Assistant available inside the Android and iOS versions of Google Maps to let consumers do more during their commutes.

In the coming weeks, the lock screen will display more information when prompted with voice commands.

CES has become an important staging ground for Google as it pushes its hardware products to compete with gear from the likes of Amazon, Apple and Samsung.

Google Assistant might be pretty much a standard option for Android phones, but Google found another way to extend its reach.




All of us know about the annoying flight check-in process. This feature was first announced past year, October 2018 during Google's hardware event.

The feature would be introduced to more devices and even smartphones in the future.

Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist will also have expanded functions with Assistant to record additional notes for a trip.

By using Google Assistant on your phone, you can get restaurant recommendations, turn off alarms and schedule reminders, without having to unlock the handset.

Google went all-in at CES.

A live demonstration showed just how the system works; simply say the command to initiate - for example, "Hey Google, be my French interpreter" - and Google Assistant will jump into Interpreter Mode.

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