New AR glasses from Google should support people in everyday life. The glasses record the surroundings and provide information about objects. In addition, the glasses translate foreign languages and show the way to those who wear them.
In recent months, one company in particular has attracted the attention of the public and the authorities: Google. The American tech giant is currently facing several lawsuits payment systems, deception and google maps exposed. The company is in the process of repositioning – it wants to draw on its strengths again.
It seems that in the Metaverse don’t believe it. However, augmented reality (AR) is more of a magic word for the company. This is now shown by the first public test of Google’s AR glasses. The company first demonstrated this at a developer conference Google I/O. The company published one titled “Building and Testing Helpful AR Experiences.” blog post and writes that soon Dozens of people use the device every day i will wear
Google’s AR glasses record the wearer’s surroundings
For all those who missed Google I/O: The aim of the new AR glasses is to help the wearer in everyday life. Entertainment plays only a secondary role. The virtual assistant uses the camera to recognize objects in the area and provide valuable contextual information. It works similarly to the company’s Lens app, in which the smartphone provides information about scanned objects.
It is not possible to take photos or videos. Still, the group prepares them in the background to analyze and optimize the efficiency of the algorithm. Testers have not yet been allowed to wear the devices in sensitive areas such as schools, hospitals or at demonstrations.
The LED also continuously indicates when the glasses are in use. In addition, passersby can directly ask people with AR glasses to delete the material for data protection reasons.
Overall, Google seems to take privacy seriously. By default, the group will delete the collected recordings and data after providing the requested information. After the analysis, the company automatically deletes the data after about 30 days.
Google AR glasses are initially tested on a small group
According to the company, a typical day looks like this: A person wearing AR glasses gets up in the morning and goes to work. The maps project this right in front of your eyes and update the route description depending on the traffic situation. If an international meeting is coming up, the glasses translate unknown words. AR glasses should also provide assistance in identifying unknown objects.
We’ll be testing on a small scale in public with AR prototypes carried by a few dozen Google employees and select trusted testers.
How long the test phase of Google’s AR glasses will last, the group has not yet announced.
It’s still early and we want to do it right. That’s why we proceed slowly and focus on protecting the privacy of testers and their surroundings.