Skype Translator: Breaking down language barriers

Peter Lee, Microsoft Research VP, shares insights and a sneak peek into the Skype Translator, derived from decades of research in speech recognition, automatic translation, and machine learning technologies. The Skype Translator is now being developed jointly by Skype and Microsoft Research teams, and combines voice and IM technologies with Microsoft Translator, and neural network-based speech recognition to deliver near real-time cross-lingual communication. With the Skype Translator, we’re one step closer to universal communications across language barriers, allowing people to connect in ways never before possible. In Lee’s words “It’s truly magical.”