Microsoft’s Skype is one of the most popular services for voice and video calls over the internet and the service has been continuously improving on features. Microsoft has now showcased a new feature of Skype which will eventually be able to translate voice calls between people. The Skype Translator, as it is known, was shown in an on-stage demo at the Code conference by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella. Using this new feature, Skype is capable of translating voice conversation in “near real-time” using technology developed by the company’s Skype and Translator teams.
so this means, if you are using Skype and you can talk in your native language to another user who speaks a different language, the translator will be able to translate it in real time.
The demo showed near real-time audio translation from English to German and vice versa, combining Skype voice and IM technologies with Microsoft Translator, and neural network-based speech recognition.
Here is a demo of Skype Translator
Skype Translator first will be available as a Windows 8 beta app before the end of 2014 and probably expand to other devices later on. We are not sure on the pricing of this service and most probably this will not a free service.