The Skype service now officially has a new feature – Simultaneous translation voice calls. Skype Translator can be connected with the implementation of voice and video calls. Translation in real time is carried out for six languages: English, German, Chinese, French, Italian and Spanish. Recall to Skype is also the available translation of messages to 50 different languages.
The launch of Skype Translator Microsoft officials said at the end of 2014, and in December launched the first test program. However, if the translation was carried out solely between English and Spanish, and Microsoft even released this video: schoolgirls from the US and Mexico via Skype playing a game guessing.
How to use Skype Translator?
I do not think that the implementation of Skype Translator, Microsoft has hired a staff of interpreters. Jobs service based on the technology of speech recognition, machine learning, and automatic translation. According to the creators of the service, the more often you use it, the better the translation.
The first access to the service of simultaneous translation to Skype users got Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 have downloaded the appropriate application. The developers emphasize that the full launch of the service on these software platforms will be implemented within a few weeks – as soon as you receive a Skype Translator, in the program will be a special icon in the form of a globe.
When interpreters will be available in Skype for other operating systems, developers are not reported. However, one of the key objectives of Skype Translator is to enable simultaneous translation into as many different languages and software platforms.