The sketch, written by Seth Meyers and the SNL Weekend Update staff, shows Armisen telling Glass with increasing volume to search for Italian food. Instead, he succeeds in changing the language settings on the device to Italian. We didn't encounter that problem in real life, but Armisen definitely had issues with voice recognition. Learning exactly what you can and can't say to Glass takes some time, and I struggled to teach him the commands because the headset was constantly listening to me, sitting next to him.
There were some other issues with this early, prototype Explorer Edition of the Glass headset, like an incompatibility with his prescription frames and an inability to get directions to Iceland. Still, Armisen was excited by the concept and thinks there's plenty of potential for professional use of Glass. "Maybe for regular people having a coffee it might not be ideal, but for a worker working on something, or someone driving, it probably is something that could be helpful." What sort of work? Check out the video to see his suggestions -- some practical, others less-so.
Ben Harrison and Zach Honig contributed to this report.