Tech giant Google recently hosted one of the biggest events in tech, the Google I/O 2022. In a surprising move, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, previewed the company’s efforts to enter the realm of augmented reality with a look at their AR glasses, and AR language translation. Pichai termed AR a “new frontier of computing.” He recapped the tech giant’s existing efforts that were announced on the same day, touching briefly upon Multisearch and Scene Exploration in Google Lens, along with Immersive View in Maps.
These AR capabilities are already useful on phones and the magic will really come alive when you can use them in the real world without the technology getting in the way. That potential is what gets us most excited about AR. The ability to spend time focusing on what matters in the real world in our real lives.
The first use case that the tech giant describes is augmented reality glasses for translation. With these AR glasses, users will be able to see a live transcript in their line of sight. Pichai called this an early prototype currently being tested by Google.
It’s important we design in a way that is built for the real world and doesn’t take you away from it. And AR gives us new ways to accomplish this.
The video shown by Google to make their point was comprised of simulated images. As of now, there is no information about how high-resolution this display overlay is. The Google AR glasses prototype that the tech giant used for translation has several similarities with North Focals.