Microsoft’s Skype Translator Demonstrated

This week, Microsoft’s been showing off its new Skype Translator at the Code Conference. The Translator should help people speaking different languages communicate via Skype in real-time. The beta version of the Translator has been created and will become available for Windows 8 by the end of 2014, but this tech won’t be available to the public for a while longer.

Microsoft's demo of the Skype Translator

The Skype Translator could change the way we communicate.

The demo showed near real-time audio translation from English to German and vice versa, combining Skype voice and IM technologies with Microsoft Translator, and neural network-based speech recognition.

Today, Skype has more than 300 million users connected each month and more than 2 billion minutes of conversation a day. It’s available for a number of smartphones, tablets and computers, and it’s definitely one of the most used apps out there.

What do you think about the Skype Translator?