Microsoft Translator can now handle multilingual group conversations in real time

Alongside a slew of AI-related announcements, Microsoft revealed that its Translator service can now handle multi-lingual group conversations in real time. Now Translator can help foster greater communication by enabling people to speak face-to-face with multiple languages, understanding one another as the conversation happens.

From Microsoft:

Using the company's new intelligent language and speech recognition capability, Microsoft Translator can now simultaneously translate between groups speaking multiple languages in-person, in real-time, connecting people and overcoming barriers.

Right now, real-time translation is only available in 9 different spoken languages, but more than 50 are supported when typing. However, Microsoft boasts that in-person translation can support up to 100 different speakers in real time, which is pretty darn impressive. If you'd like to try out the feature, it should be available to test online at the Translator website as well as the various Translator mobile apps.

Thanks, Vasrias, for the tip!

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