With Google Ireland celebrating ten years at its base in Dublin by opening The Foundry, its innovation and conference centre, a look at how its Google Glass technology might impact people with hearing issues, is relevant.
One example is the nascent possibility to reassign Google’s voice-search service to deliver realtime voice-to-text transcription, at a desktop, on a mobile device or to Google Glass, anywhere the user may happen to be.
After all, if Google’s voice-search-algorithms can be optimised to interpret diverse accents and languages, surely this capability can be redirected for output as live subtitles via Google Glass, as mentioned in the below article?
Notably, Lisa Goldstein, a journalist who’s deaf from birth and wears a cochlear implant with a digital hearing-aid, shares her experiences with Google after acceptance into the Glass tester program at $1,500 per trial.
Despite Google’s YouTube auto-captions system still needing optimisation, and Google Translate not being 100% accurate – the technology pathways are emerging. A question is whether a third-party firm with a better service may beat Google to the finish line – but that debate is for a different day.
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