Introducing Real-Time Translations with Your Personal Voice!

14/12/2022 | Skype Blogs | Modern Skype Translator

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is taking the technology world by storm. AI-powered services can be more effective or efficient, but what it is most exciting about them is how they break barriers and give us new ways of achieving our goals.

Skype’s mission is to help build meaningful connections with the people that matter most. And we are beyond excited to share that we have taken our first step to get AI to help us in our task!

Today we are launching translation of Skype to Skype video calls in real-time, using your natural voice. This means that you can have a conversation with someone who speaks a different language, and the translation will happen automatically, in real time, as the conversation is taking place. Take a look!

This is a huge step forward for Skype, as it makes it possible for people who speak different languages to easily communicate with each other. It also makes it easier to conduct meetings or interviews with partners who speak different languages, as you can now have a conversation without the need for a translator.

So, how does Skype's real-time translation feature work? It uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically detect the languages being spoken during a video call and translate them in real time. This is done using a combination of speech recognition technology and natural language processing, which are able to understand and interpret the spoken words and translate them into the desired language.

On top of that, if you activate the use of your natural voice, we will use AI to sample your words and tune the translation to sound like you, making the conversation more human.

Translations are available for a number of different languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, and more. To activate it on a call, just go to your three dots “More” menu and select “Translate”. Skype will guide both participants to start translating your conversation.

Real-time translations with natural voice will be coming to group video calls and Telephony in the next months. Give it a try and tell us what you think! And stay tuned for more AI making Skype’s experience even more magical in 2023.