Skype Translator

Microsoft Gives a Demo For Real-Time Skype Language Translator

Microsoft is currently developing a language translation feature within Skype that will automatically translate your language into the any other language of the person on the other end of the Skype call. The new feature is expected to give Skype real time translation abilities, all in real time.

The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, was on stage at the Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California. where he talked up a new era of personal computing and unveiled technology intended to break down language barriers, dubbed Skype Translator.

Its reportedly being developed by Microsoft researchers and Skype engineers. Even though Translator is only in pre-beta and may not be released for a while, it could end up being the de facto application for people dealing with language barriers.

How it works

The skype translator is essentially real time. The person being translated does have to finish talking before Translator gets to work. The translated version of a person’s speech will show up as subtitles near the bottom of the video feed.


The translated version of a person’s speech will show up as subtitles near the bottom of the video feed.

This innovation will prove to be an added advantage to skype and will surely mean well for microsoft`s subdivision.

Skype Translator combines voice and IM technologies with Microsoft Translator along with neural-network-based speech recognition to deliver near-real-time cross-lingual communication. The video below explains more about it