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This article was published on May 28, 2014


Microsoft to release a beta of real-time translation over Skype later this year

Microsoft to release a beta of real-time translation over Skype later this year


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At Re/code’s Code Conference on Tuesday, Microsoft showed off upcoming real-time translation functionality that’s coming to Skype soon. The company said in a blog post that it plans to bring the feature to a Windows 8 beta later this year.

Microsoft Research first showed off its real-time translation capabilities a couple years ago. The company has also looked into building a similar feature for translating sign language with its Kinect camera.

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