Google launched a line of new products on Wednesday afternoon, which included its first pair of premium wireless headphones. The Google Pixel Buds can translate between languages, and when they are matched with the Google Pixel 2, the earbuds can take advantage of Google Assistant, Google’s artificially intelligent voice-initiated product.
The Google Assistant can also make clients aware of notifications, send messages and give directions via GPS. The translation feature can be summoned by saying, “Help me to communicate in French,” or some other dialect, as indicated by The Verge, which got an exclusive preview of the gadget.
The earbud controls are very simple, with swiping controls for volume built into the right earbud, Google Product Manager Juston Payne said on stage at the company’s event.”It’s an incredible application of Google Translate powered by machine learning — it’s like having a personal translator by your side,” Payne said. Payne and his colleague demonstrated a conversation between someone speaking Swedish and another person responding in English.
During the showcase, one staff member, communicating in Swedish, had Pixel Buds and the Pixel telephone. At the point when the telephone was tended to in English, the earbuds made a translation of the expression into Swedish in her ear. The Swedish speaker at that point talked back in Swedish through the earbuds by pushing on the correct bud to summon Google Assistant. Google Assistant translated the Swedish answer into an English expression, which was played through the telephone’s speakers so the English speaker could hear.
While this might sound far-fetched, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told financial specialists in January that Google Translate was set to make big leaps this year.”We have improved our translation ability more in one single year than all our improvements over the last 10 years combined,” Pichai told investors in a quarterly call, after parent company Alphabet showcased confusing results.
Google’s product engineers worked to make the buds as comfortable as could reasonably be expected, so both buds are furnished with a fabric circle, which sits inside the ear to hold them in place. If completely charged, they can live for up to five hours of relentless tuning in. They have accompanying pocket-sized case that serves as a compact charger, permitting clients up to 24 hours of listening time altogether. The Pixel Buds come in three hues – dark, white and blue. The earbuds will be available in November for $159, but are available for preorder beginning on Wednesday.