Microsoft has announced that it it's discontinuing the Skype Translator bot, and building translated conversations directly into the Skype app. There will be fewer supported languages, though.
According to a new report, Microsoft's contractors are listening to personal calls on Skype in an effort to improve the service's translation efforts. It seems that the collected data is anonymous.
Microsoft today added support for Bangla to its Translator service. It can be used to instantly translate messages in Skype, and is integrated into products like Cortana, Edge, and more.
Microsoft is bringing three of its 25 Cognitive Services to general availability. The company will be releasing Custom Speech Service, Content Moderator, and Bing Speech API to developers.
Microsoft has announced that it has achieved the lowest word error rate (WER) in speech recognition in the industry, which bodes well for its AI solutions, Cortana and Skype Translator.
Arabic - one of the world's most widely used languages - is now available on Skype Translator, adding to Microsoft's existing support for seven other spoken languages, and over 50 written ones.
Skype Translator, the near real-time voice translation tool from Microsoft, is turning one next week. And to celebrate it's adding support for a seventh spoken language: Brazilian Portuguese.
Microsoft's Skype Translator is a rather interesting technology, allowing for instant translation between up to six languages during calls. The feature is now universally available.
The Skype Translator app has just become more useful as it now supports near real-time spoken translations in French and German, bringing the total number of supported spoken languages up to six.
After launching earlier this month in the US and UK, Microsoft's new Skype for Web (Beta) is available around the world from today, and now supports instant messaging for Chromebook and Linux users.
After launching an open beta of its Skype Translator app last month, Microsoft has said that it will be adding the real-time translation feature into its Skype Windows desktop app later this summer.
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The preview of Skype Translator - which lets you speak to someone in one language while they read a near-real-time translation in another - is now available for anyone who wants to give it a go.
Earlier this week, Microsoft updated Skype Translator to support Mandarin and today I got to chat with someone in China; the results were seriously impressive but there is still work to be done.
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Microsoft has revealed plans to launch Skype Translator, which will offer users audio translations of video chats via their Skype technology. A public beta for Windows 8 will be released late in 2014.