Skype Translator demo shows breakthrough in real-time, translated conversations

Skype Translator, demonstrated at the Code Conference Tuesday, is the result of years of work by Microsoft researchers and engineers that delivers “near real-time audio translation” between different languages, writes Gurdeep Pall, corporate vice president of Skype and Lync at Microsoft.

“It is early days for this technology, but the Star Trek™ vision for a Universal Translator isn’t a galaxy away, and its potential is every bit as exciting as those Star Trek examples,” Pall writes in a post. “Skype Translator opens up so many possibilities to make meaningful connections in ways you never could before – in education, diplomacy, multilingual families and in business.”

Read Pall’s entire post on The Official Microsoft Blog and this feature story, video and timeline from Microsoft Research.

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