Interpreter Mode is a pretty interesting feature for the Google Assistant, which lets users enjoy real-time conversations with people that speak a different language. As the name suggests, the Google Assistant becomes an interpreter, translating sentences back and forth to make communication easier.
However, not every consumer will do this, and sometimes, businesses may have trouble communicating with their customers. To address that, Google has announced that, thanks to partnerships with Volara and SONIFI, it's launching a full-service solution for businesses around the world to help them communicate with foreign customers. The deal will serve Interpreter Mode in 29 languages, offering translations through Google's Nest Hub.
To kick things off, there are already a few partnerships in place, with the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, select airport lounges, banks, humanitarian organizations, and sports event organizers. There are also many hotels adopting this new service, including the first two outside the United States, the Shibuya Stream Excel Hotel Tokyu in Japan and the W Doha Hotel & Residences in Qatar.
The use cases for this should be fairly obvious, with airports and hotels likely seeing huge benefits by being able to communicate in more languages more easily. If you run a business and you'd like to get Interpreter Mode for your customers, you can head here to get started.