We step even closer now, with technology, to eliminating barriers. Sure, our phones may eavesdrop on us, but maybe it will empower our communications with people who don’t speak our language. I tried Spanish, and was mostly pleased. It wasn’t perfect, but it was very nice, and would work for most tourist needs, I think. It also appears to be self-contained within your phone too.

Interpreter mode, the feature that allows Google Assistant to translate your conversations in real time, is coming to phones. It’ll start rolling out inside the iOS and Android Google Assistant smartphone apps from today.

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