Google Assistant will soon be able to read content from web pages, the new feature allows the AI to read and translate content into 42 languages, including Hindi, and was unveiled this Tuesday at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in Las Vegas.
The Read It features currently under development will be able to turn to voice whatever text you have on the screen, and it should support 42 languages once it is actually launched.
We’ve seen different types of screen-readers and on the phones they’re not new, we know how it looks and exactly what they can do. Yet Google came up through its advisor with a different approach.
So, to access the tool later this year when it rolls out for Android, users only need to prompt the assistant by saying “Hey Google, read it” or “Hey Google, read this page” on their Android device.
Google also hopes to incorporate additional tools, such as an auto-scroll function and text-highlighting feature, as well as the read function.
This new Google Assistant feature is just a preview as of now, and on Android versions 5 and above, Google says the feature will be available for users later this year.