Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2013 11:40 UTC
Google This is amazing. Not only has Google just opened up the pre-order program for Google Glass to 'creative individuals', it has also unveiled what the user interface looks like and how it works. It's... Nothing short of amazing. I'm throwing money, credit cards, my car keys, my house keys, my Surface RT, my cats, everything at my screen. I want this so bad.
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Maybe in a few years
by jburnett on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:20 UTC
jburnett
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2012-03-29

What they have now is interesting, but it falls short of the original promise. I guess we just have to wait a few years for enough processing power to do the face recognition, text recognition, and other computer vision applications. For example, it would have been so much cooler in the video to have glass translate the Chinese characters on the sign rather than using a voice command to ask for a translation from English into Chinese.

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RE: Maybe in a few years
by kwan_e on Wed 20th Feb 2013 13:30 in reply to "Maybe in a few years"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

For example, it would have been so much cooler in the video to have glass translate the Chinese characters on the sign rather than using a voice command to ask for a translation from English into Chinese.


But then everywhere they look, they're going to think every Chinese character means "404 Not Found".

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RE: Maybe in a few years
by Laurence on Wed 20th Feb 2013 16:50 in reply to "Maybe in a few years"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

What they have now is interesting, but it falls short of the original promise. I guess we just have to wait a few years for enough processing power to do the face recognition, text recognition, and other computer vision applications. For example, it would have been so much cooler in the video to have glass translate the Chinese characters on the sign rather than using a voice command to ask for a translation from English into Chinese.

Most of the processing would be done in the cloud and smart phones have been able to do the camera based translation for a little while already. So I suspect there were usability reasons for not having auto translate (possibly because it would result in so much data on screen that it's overwhelming for the wearer?)

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