Microsoft’s research department has been building some incredible things of late, and one of them comes from the Skype team and was demoed on stage at Re/code’s Code conference back in May: Skype Translator lets users talk via voice and video in real-time even if they don’t speak the same language, and now it’s ready for a limited public roll-out.
On the official Skype blog, Microsoft issues a request for sign-ups from those interested in trialling Skype Translator, which will begin to roll out shortly to those who are approved for inclusion in the program. It’s a free trial, though I wouldn’t be surprised if the final release of Skype Translator arrives as a paid subscription add-on, and at the start it’ll be available only to users running Windows 8.1 PC, notebook and tablet hardware.
Skype Translator works by translating both sides of a conversation into the other party’s…
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