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    News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    Is the Star Trek Sci-Fi 'Universal Translator' about to become reality?
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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    They have time to do this but dont bother letting you resize a chat window down to a reasonable size anymore?

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    Forget about Windows 8. Put it on Android

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    I feel sorry for all those people who work in the translation business.

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    I stopped watching when the guy in blue t-shirt started talking in Indian call-centre accent. Can't you learn how to speak from Satya ?

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    This is cool but, I still want a Babel fish.

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by hiyayhi View Post
    This is cool but, I still want a Babel fish.
    My mind said exactly the same thing!

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    Quote Originally Posted by hiyayhi View Post
    This is cool but, I still want a Babel fish.
    It will come.

    I'm guessing this is server side translation? So the client isn't really doing anything special, just effectively showing subtitles. So any Skype app could do this.

    Can Google Glass do video overlays? That would be really close to a Babel Fish, and possible pretty much right now.

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    Re: News - Skype voice real-time translation demonstrated by Microsoft

    I remember seeing the MS Research videos on this last year - showing a guy speaking in Chinese to an english speaking person, and it worked really really well. I didn't realise it was so close to being "consumerised", and for some reason hadn't clicked that Skype would be a great vehicle for that.

    Exciting innovative stuff imo, looking forward to trying it out for myself!

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