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Google Assistant can now interpret conversations at the moment

The Google assistant speaks dozens of languages, which will be very useful if you are traveling abroad and you need an interpreter right now.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Google wants its virtual assistant to really help users, and for those who travel to other countries, it really could be. 

The technology giant announced on Tuesday at the CES 2019 tech show that Google Assistant will soon be able to do instant interpretation in 37 languages during real-time conversations. This means that you will not have to use a dictionary to translate or make sure you have a companion that can serve as an interpreter because Google Assistant would replace both. 

According to the company, to activate the function the user only has to say “Hey Google, can you be my French interpreter?” and Google Assistant will not only help you to understand the other person in an auditory way, but it will also translate the information in a visual way.

“We see that this technology can be expanded to areas beyond the home, to possibly be an interpreter at the reception of a hotel or to help understand the bus schedule when traveling abroad and do not speak the local language well,” he said. Google in a statement.

In fact, initially Google will launch the interpretation function in Las Vegas as part of a pilot program with the Caesars Palace hotel – and I had the opportunity to test it with the concierge through a Google Home Hub. The Google Assistant interpreted everything quite well (I asked him in Spanish to help me find a Japanese restaurant), although he delayed translating a few seconds more than he expected, something that clearly is not a problem if the situation is not urgent.

Google Assistant already has a worldwide reach, being available in 30 languages and 80 countries. According to Google, by the end of January, Assistant will already be integrated into 1,000 million devices worldwide.