Skype for Business will live translate meetings into 40 languages

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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"... will live translate meetings into 40 languages " Jul 13, 2016

Of course it will. Reminds me of the old joke (translated from Spanish)
A: " My father speaks 40 languages"
B: Really?
A: Yes, but nobody understands a word he says...


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LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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Yeah, they better not waste money Jul 14, 2016

on that, and trick investors. If they want to use MT—impossible. If they want to use real interpreters, very hard but more feasible. Quite expensive. $50-100/hr, with often 3 hr minimum.

[Edited at 2016-07-14 09:09 GMT]


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Teresa Borges
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"... will live translate meetings into 40 languages " Jul 17, 2016

neilmac wrote:

Of course it will. Reminds me of the old joke (translated from Spanish)
A: " My father speaks 40 languages"
B: Really?
A: Yes, but nobody understands a word he says...


Thanks, Neil! LOL!


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Tom in London
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Tech. Jul 18, 2016

This proposal is based on the stupid, but widespread idea that there is nothing technology can't do.

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Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
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This is the future Jul 19, 2016

The funding and support are there. The project has full support from NSA and GCHQ.

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TechStyle  Identity Verified
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Working on it for years Jul 19, 2016

Siegfried Armbruster wrote:

The funding and support are there. The project has full support from NSA and GCHQ.


They've been working on aspects of that for years.

Of course, YouTube still has terrible problems just transcribing English - I'd actually say speech recognition is less advanced than MT right now, the "speed wreck ignition" will butcher the message far worse than the MT could - but to be fair, it genuinely is improving rapidly now.


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