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Communicate with customers in their language using multilingual bots

Are you looking to add multilingual support to your bot? Using the Azure Bot Service V4 SDK, your bot can use Microsoft Translator to automatically translate messages to the language your bot  understands, and optionally translate the bot’s replies back to the user’s language. What’s a bot? A bot is an app that users interact with in a conversational way….

Assistive Technology podcast: Will Lewis talks about Microsoft Translator’s role in bridging communication gaps

Will Lewis, Principal Technical Program Manager with Microsoft Translator, spoke with the Indiana Assistive Technology Act (INDATA) Project at Easter Seals Crossroads about why Translator is an important assistive technology tool, and how this tool can impact how we engage and communicate with one another.   You have someone who is visiting from China, they don’t speak English.  How do….

Webinar: Learn how to use PubNub’s Translator BLOCK to build translation capabilities into your apps

PubNub, a company that offers real-time infrastructure-as-a-service, has partnered with Microsoft Translator and integrated our latest text API into its offering.   Now, developers can leverage Translator’s newest features and capabilities through ChatEngine, an open and extensible chat SDK and APIs for building 1:1 group chats quickly. Register here and watch the free webinar – “Serverless Language Translation On-the-Fly with….

Mac users can now translate Microsoft Word documents into 60+ languages

Microsoft Office 365 announced the availability of Translator for Word on Mac, an intelligent, cloud-based service that can translate selected words or entire documents into over 60 languages. Read all about Word’s translation features here, and check out the Office 365 blog for more information about their latest features.   Check out more products that feature Microsoft Translator Presentation Translator….

Customize your neural translations with the new Translator custom feature

Translate your company’s content better than ever by customizing Microsoft Translator’s state-of-the-art Neural Machine Translation (NMT) with the new Translator custom feature, announced this week at Microsoft Build. Use the new custom feature with the new Translator text translation API (V3) or the preview of the new unified Speech service. With the custom feature, you can now customize not only….

Introducing Translator Text API V3: natively neural with advanced capabilities

The new Microsoft Translator text API version 3 is now available for developers. It natively uses neural machine translation, offers a modern API implementation, and makes it easier than ever to add advanced translation to your sites, apps, and workflows.   What’s New The latest V3 release is the first end-to-end update of the API itself, offering several new translation….

Discover the new Microsoft Translator Windows 10 app: redesigned for productivity

Download and try the new Microsoft Translator Windows 10 app redesigned from the ground up for productivity. An integrated solution for translation on Windows 10, built on the latest generation AI machine translation technologies, it will help users increase their productivity for all their translation related tasks. Getting translations done has never been easier. The redesigned app features Cortana integration,….

Microsoft brings AI-powered translation to end users and developers, whether you’re online or offline

Microsoft Translator has added new capabilities that allow users and developers to get artificial intelligence-powered translations whether or not they have access to the Internet. The new capabilities allow both end-users and third-party app developers to have the benefit of neural translation technology regardless of whether the device is connected to the cloud or offline. ​ When using the Microsoft….

How Rochester Institute of Technology uses Microsoft Translator to scale accessibility support in its classrooms

Empowering classrooms to be more inclusive for students who are deaf or hard of hearing students is a key mission of the Rochester Institute of Technology’s (RIT) National Technical Institute for the Deaf. To scale this mission, RIT brought in Microsoft Translator’s AI-powered Presentation Translator. Using AI-powered speech and language technology, the PowerPoint add-in automatically creates real-time captions, helping to….

Neural Machine Translation reaches historic milestone: human parity for Chinese to English translations

Microsoft announced today that its researchers have developed an AI machine translation system that can translate with the same accuracy as a human from Chinese to English.  To validate the results, the researchers used an industry standard test set of news stories (newstest2017) to compare human and machine translation results.  To further ensure accuracy of the evaluation, the team also….

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