Are these revolutionary glasses?
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A couple of years ago, I was critical of Meta’s first version of the Ray-Ban smart glasses for their lack of smart features. However, fast forward to the end of 2023, Meta has finally integrated some truly “smart” functionalities.

Through a software update for the latest Ray-Ban glasses, Meta has introduced AI capabilities that are genuinely useful and, at the very least, intriguing to flaunt to your friends. For instance, now you can instruct the glasses to translate foreign signs into English or identify the name of a plant you’re observing. Other features include the glasses’ ability to generate a caption automatically for an Instagram photo you’ve just taken.

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Just to clarify, these features are currently part of an early access beta program exclusive to the U.S. You can join the program through the settings menu of the Meta View mobile app, the same app you use to connect with the glasses using your phone. Once enrolled, simply activate voice commands using “Hey Meta” and enjoy the experience.

A photo of the Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses

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Until now, Meta’s foray into smart glasses seemed underwhelming, mainly focused on capturing social media content. The latest update has introduced a Meta AI voice assistant, although previously, it functioned much like a Siri clone.

While the glasses still lack an impressive holographic UI overlay of the surrounding world, perhaps that’s something to look forward to in the future.

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