Skype Offers Instant Spoken Word Translation in Video Chat

Skype has launched a new tool making it possible for people around the world to have video chat with instant translation into their own language.

The new technology being used in Skype was tested with school students in the United States and Mexico with great success. By choosing the language of the person you are chatting with, Skype will instantly translate the audio as you engage in video chat.

Currently the system will only support English and Spanish instant audio translating supports 40 different instant language translations for text chats.

“This is just the beginning of a journey that will transform the way we communicate with people around the world. Our long-term goal for speech translation is to translate as many languages as possible on as many platforms as possible,” the Microsoft-owned company said.

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