Microsoft Showcases Its Near Real-Time Language Translation On Skype

Microsoft has recently demonstrated its translator feature on Skype calls that delivers near real-time translation of German to English at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The translation service was demonstrated by Microsoft’s CEO himself Satya Nadella. The service displays the translated text in a subtitle format at the bottom of the screen and should be available as a…



Microsoft has recently demonstrated its translator feature on Skype calls that delivers near real-time translation of German to English at the Code conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

The translation service was demonstrated by Microsoft’s CEO himself Satya Nadella. The service displays the translated text in a subtitle format at the bottom of the screen and should be available as a beta service by the end of the year on all devices that can run Skype.

Microsoft hasn’t committed on a specific language support yet, but they did mention that they will add more languages in the future. There’s also a bit of a lag with the translation, and you need to wait until the person on the other line finishes talking before the service starts translating the phrase. Nonetheless, the translation process is pretty quick and people from Microsoft are calling it the “pre-beta of magic”.

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