Software giant Micromax has been trying pretty hard to break the language barriers among its customers located in several linguistic zones in the world for a long time. The Bing translator is just a simple example.
Recently, the company demoed a real-time speech translation service for one of its product- Skype. This new addition to the popular IM Skype will help people with different lingual background to communicate with ease, as it translates any (foreign) spoken-words in a real-time mode. If you are not aware, the feature was demoed in its initial phase more than a year ago in China.
According to a demo introduced by chief executive officer Satya Nadella at the Code Conference technology gathering in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, Skype Translator allows speakers in different languages to hear the other's words spoken in their own language. He further added, "It is going to make sure you can communicate with anybody without language barriers."
Microsoft via a company blog said, "Today, we have more than 300 million connected users each month, and more than 2 billion minutes of conversation a day as Skype breaks down communications barriers by delivering voice and video across a number of devices, from PCs and tablets, to smartphones and TVs. But language barriers have been a blocker to productivity and human connection; Skype Translator helps us overcome this barrier."
However, the company did not reveal anything about the availability of the new technology. Moreover, there is no information about whether the new feature would be free add-on for Skype users or a paid one. You can check out the video below: