Microsoft Adds Real-Time Translation to Skype
Microsoft has added real-time voice translation to its Skype video calling solution.
The new translation feature uses artificial intelligence, speech recognition, and natural language processing to automatically detect the languages being spoken during video calls and translate them in real time. The same technologies also help make the translated voice sound similar to the original speaker.
"We are launching translation of Skype to Skype video calls in real time, using your natural voice. This means that you can have a conversation with someone who speaks a different language and the translation will happen automatically in real time, as the conversation is taking place," Microsoft said in a blog post.
This is a huge step forward for Skype, as it makes it possible for people who speak different languages to communicate with one another easily, the company said further.
The real-time translations with natural voice will be made available in the group video calling and telephony offerings in the next few months.