Language barriers are about to be broken way down.
Microsoft showed off its Skype Translator feature at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday.
Skype Translator allows users speak to into the video chatting service in their language of choice. The words are then translated into the recipient’s preferred language. The system will hear users’ words and do its best to translate them in real time. The display will show a text translation of what was just spoken in case the automated voice isn’t able to handle a pronunciation or moves too fast.
When Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Skype and Lync, Gurdeep Pall, took to the stage to demonstrate the technology, he was able to have a conversation in English with a woman who only spoke German.
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