Skype will now translate anyone’s conversation in real time, allowing people to have video chats in different languages and understand one another.
When people speak in English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Skype will be able to take their spoken words and turn them into a different language. It can also translate messages written in 50 languages.
Now it has been integrated into the main Skype app. It’s accessed by pressing one of the small buttons in the top right hand corner of the screen, when it is available.
The feature will be rolled out to everyone using Skype on a Windows PC or tablet in the coming weeks.
Skype’s translation feature uses machine learning — computers that are built to acquire knowledge like humans, so that they get smarter as time goes on. That means that the translations will improve as it is used more, Skype said, and the tools have already come on vastly since they were first introduced through the previews.
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