Google Blog: Lost in translation? Try interpreter mode with the Google Assistant

Google Blog: Lost in translation? Try interpreter mode with the Google Assistant. “It’s easier than ever to meet new people and explore new places—but language barriers that prevent us from talking to each other still exist. With the Google Assistant, we’re focused on creating the best way to get things done—regardless of who you’re communicating with or what language you speak. To help you connect with people you’re talking to, we recently introduced a new feature called interpreter mode that translates your conversations in real time.”

Wired: Google’s New Interpreter Mode Translates Your Conversation

Wired: Google’s New Interpreter Mode Translates Your Conversation. “…Google is trying to outsource another human-to-human interaction: the kind that occurs between a person who works in hospitality and a guest who speaks a different language. A new feature in Google Assistant, called Interpreter Mode, turns the virtual assistant into a real-time language translator between two people who are trying to chat in the same physical space. It starts rolling out today on Google-powered smart displays and smart speakers.”

CNBC: China’s Baidu challenges Google with A.I. that translates languages in real-time

CNBC: China’s Baidu challenges Google with A.I. that translates languages in real-time. “Internet giant Baidu unveiled an artificial intelligence-powered tool on Wednesday that can translate English into Chinese and German in real time, in move to challenge a rival product from Google.”

TechCrunch: Google’s Airpods competitor do real-time language translation

TechCrunch: Google’s Airpods competitor do real-time language translation. “One of the surprises we got today from Google’s hardware event were a pair of bluetooth headphones called Pixel Buds. They’re wired behind the neck but they’re every bit a competitor to Apple’s AirPods. They’re $159, they’re available in November and they’ll let you understand 40 different languages. Seriously.”

eWeek: New Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Translates in Real-Time

eWeek: New Microsoft PowerPoint Add-in Translates in Real-Time. “Microsoft Garage, the software giant’s experimental app unit, released Presentation Translator this week, an Office add-in for the Windows version of PowerPoint that provides real-time translation services. The software is powered by Microsoft Translator and the company’s Cognitive Services slate, a collection of AI-enabled APIs.”