An exciting release from Skype will now let people around the world communicate with each other, instantly – no matter what language they speak. Simply named “Skype Translator,” the speech recognition software is capable of decoding languages in real time and is being introduced with Spanish and English versions to start.
The Skype Translator was soft launched in private beta mode last month, but is now available to everyone. The technology removes language barriers around the globe as it lets people video chat while seeing instantly translated captions. Notably, the technology will only improve as it is programmed to learn and correct mistakes over time.
“Our long-term goal for speech translation is to translate as many languages as possible on as many platforms as possible and deliver the best Skype Translator experience on each platform for our more than 300 million connected users,” stated Skype’s corporate vice president, Gurdeep Pall.
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