New Skype Translator app introduced at Code Conference

Soon, you won’t have to know a foreign language to speak to someone in another country in real time. A new breakthrough app, called Skype Translator, has been developed by Microsoft researchers and engineers.

The app was demonstrated Tuesday during a talk by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. During Nadella’s conversation with Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg of the Re/code tech website, Nadella asked Gurdeep Pall to join him on stage. Pall, Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Skype and Lync, shared the Skype Translator app publicly, with Pall speaking in English with German-speaking Microsoft’s Diana Heinrichs.

Skype Translator will be available as beta for Windows 8.1 before the end of the year.

To learn more about this exciting development and app, read this feature story from Microsoft Research.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff