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    Google Unveils Real-Time Translation Earbuds

    And you don’t even have to put a fish in your ear. Google announced that its new earphone product, Pixel Buds, will not only connect wirelessly to smartphones, but also access Google Assistant, which can translate 40 spoken languages in close to real time using Deepmind artificial intelligence technology. While an onstage demonstration translating Swedish to English went off without a hitch, it remains to be seen how well it’ll work in the real world, and whether Google Translate is up to the task of deciphering conversational language from background noise.

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