Skype Translator, the effect of years of research at Microsoft – ‘real-time’

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Microsoft has revealed a “real-time” language translation feature for its internet telephone service Skype that will be available after this year.

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Skype Translator, the effect of years of research at Microsoft, first will be useable as a Windows 8 beta app before the close of 2014.

We receive more than 300 million connected users each month, and more than 2 billion minutes of conversation a day as Skype breaks down communication barriers by delivering voice and video across a number of devices, from PCs and tablets, to Smartphones and TVs, Pall wrote in Microsoft’s official web log spot.

Skype Translator results from decades of employment in the industry, years of work by our researchers, and nowadays is being produced jointly by the Skype and Microsoft Translator teams.

The engineering science is only as sound as the data,” Mr Menezes stated. “One big focus has been to scale up the quantity and kinds of information that move into the machine-learning training of these systems.”

“Skype is a very global product — it’s all about uniting people who are separated by distance,” Mr Pall stated.

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