Don’t bother learning foreign languages anymore, this is the future
Skype has announced their plans to launch a real-time translation feature as a part of Skype that will allow you to communicate with anyone across the world in your native language as it will translate your speech into the receiver’s language where they can communicate back with you. This breaks down all language barriers allowing people to connect in ways never before possible.
Skype Translator has been a project that results from decades worth of work from Skype and the Microsoft Translator team and it’s sure to improve over time and as it completes its beta phase. The team demonstrated a real-time conversation being translated from English to German and vice versa.
Skype Translator will arrive by late 2014 as a beta application for Windows 8. Skype itself is available across a number of devices and computing platforms. If you aren’t already using Skype for voice and video calls, I encourage you to download Skype and create your account.
Skype is a popular app used by over 300 million users a month, with more than 2 billion minutes of conversation through Skype every day across a wide range of devices including PC’s, iPads, iPhones, Android etc.