- How to live stream Sergey Kovalev vs. Anthony Yarde 4 Years Ago
- How to stream Real Madrid vs. Real Valladolid Friday 10:44 PM
- How to stream Liverpool vs. Arsenal Friday 10:28 PM
- How to stream Manchester United vs. Crystal Palace Friday 10:05 PM
- How to stream Chelsea vs. Norwich City Friday 8:55 PM
- How to stream the 2019-20 Serie A season Friday 8:05 PM
- Tom Brady keeps supplying us with new meme material Friday 5:55 PM
- Emails reveal Facebook’s knowledge of Cambridge Analytica Friday 3:43 PM
- ‘Fast and Furious’ + ‘American Ninja Warrior’ = Netflix’s ‘Hyperdrive’ Friday 3:15 PM
- Trump jokes drop in Dow is because Seth Moulton dropped out of 2020 race Friday 3:13 PM
- What we learned when we visited Mr. B, America’s chonkiest cat Friday 1:46 PM
- Trump’s new plan to fight opioid overdose? This tweet Friday 1:06 PM
- Fitness influencer shamed for ‘sharing numbers’ in weight loss posts Friday 1:04 PM
- The VSCO Girl has always been here Friday 1:01 PM
- Tomi Lahren’s new ‘Freedom’ clothing line is made for meme mockery Friday 12:21 PM
Skype Translator lets you translate one spoken language to another in real time
The future is now… on Windows.
A universal translator has long been the stuff of science fiction, but the dream of converting dialogue from one language to another in real time just got a lot closer. Microsoft’s Skype Translator has been in closed testing for months now, but it’s now available for anyone who wants to help shape the future of inter-language communication.
The translator works in much the same way as the fictional sci-fi versions always have: Just speak clearly and the app detects your speech, converts it via speedy translation software, and the resulting words are then played for the recipient using text-to-speech software. For now, the spoken translator is limited to English, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin, though more languages are in the works.
The process isn’t perfectly real-time, as there is a short delay while the program makes the translations and then reads it out, but it’s close. Considering the preview chat version is capable of deciphering 50 or more different languages and converting them to any other, it’s a seriously impressive feat.
In order to experience the Skype Translator preview you’ll need a Windows computer running Windows 8.1. If you have that, you can head over to the Windows app store and download it right now for no charge.
H/T The Verge | Screenshot via Microsoft
Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.