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Google Assistant to get smarter with Interpreter mode

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is about to get smarter with a new mode that would help users have a real-time conversation in nearly 27 languages.

"Just say 'Hey Google, be my French interpreter' to start 'Mode' and get real-time spoken and (on Smart Displays) written translation to aid the conversation," Manuel Bronstein, Vice President of Product, Assistant, wrote in a blog post late on Tuesday.

The mode in Google's would be rolled out over the next few weeks on Home devices and Smart Displays, the company announced at the CES 2019 here.

"We see this technology expanding to more places -- it could help you check in at a or help you understand the bus schedule. We'll be piloting this week at CES at the concierge desk in Caesars Palace, and at the Hyatt Regency in and Dream Downtown in New York City," Bronstein added.

has been around for two and a half years now and has been installed on nearly one billion devices globally.

Currently, the Interpreter mode can translate between 27 languages in real-time and is slated to work through Google Home speakers such as the Google Home Hub and Google Home Mini.

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

Meanwhile, applications such as Google Maps would also include Assistant functionality, which will make driving safer.



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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 13:36 IST