Skype Translator Preview Launches
Skype Translator launched into preview mode this morning. For those of you that are unfamiliar as to what Skype Translator is, it allows real-time translation via Skype. In theory it should remove the language barrier for all us when we are working or wanting to speak with people in a foreign land.
( from the Skype blog) “Skype Translator relies on machine learning, which means that the more the technology is used, the smarter it gets. We are starting with English and Spanish, and as more people use the Skype Translator preview with these languages, the quality will continually improve. We also need your help to expedite new language releases. So make sure you sign up, let your language preferences be known and get involved”
The Skype team are calling for people to test out the English to Spanish – Spanish to English translation module. If you want to test it out there here is the Skype Translator signup page
More information can be found on the Skype blog located here.