Earlier this year Microsoft unveiled the first details of their new Skype Translator feature that the company is hoping to roll out before the end of the year, allowing users to speak another language using Skype without having to learn it.
This week Microsoft has opened up registration for the new Skype Translator preview allowing Windows 8.1 users that are interested to register their interest. To see the new Skype translation technology in action check out the video after the jump.
The Skype Translator demo below was recorded at WPC 2014 and provides a demonstration of a real time speech to speech conversation using the new Microsoft Skype Translator software. During a conversation the Skype Translation software shows an on-screen transcript and is available in 45 languages. Microsoft explains :
“Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language to you and start talking. Your conversation is translated into their language in real time and what they say is translated back in your language.
Skype Translator is a brand new feature from Skype and it’s still learning and improving the way it translates calls. As such, it’ll have a few rough edges but the more conversations it translates, the better it’ll get. The preview of Skype Translator will initially be available for Windows 8.1 computers and tablets only (when more devices are supported we’ll let you know). It will support a few languages at first.”
For more information on the new Skype Translator jump over to the official Skype website for details and the ability to register to help develop the new technology further via the link below.