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Skype Translator Will Let You Speak To Anyone -- Even If They Speak Another Language

Skype Translator Will Let You Speak To Anyone -- Even If They Speak Another Language | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it
Language barriers are about to be broken way down.

Microsoft showed off its Skype Translator feature at the inaugural Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, on Tuesday.

Skype Translator allows users speak to into the video chatting...
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

I recall the concept of the Babel Fish introduced by Douglas Adams in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Universe.  Stick the fish in your ear and it became a intergalactic translator.  


Skype is a far cry from the Babel Fish, but it does promise to increase communication between people (at least for those in range of an Internet connection.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, June 13, 7:46 AM

la necesidad de hablar diversos idiomas para poder vivir en una sociedad global ha generado el desarrollo de traductores en tiempo real que prácticamente eliminan, sino reducen, la necesidad de ir a una academia o instituto a aprenderlos. El traductor de Skype es un ejemplo claro de ello.

Pablo Alén Feal's curator insight, June 14, 3:55 AM

Hablar en Skype en diferentes idiomas

gwynethjones's curator insight, June 15, 12:35 PM

So cool!

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elearn Magazine: Using Skype as an Academic Tool: Lessons Learned

elearn Magazine: Using Skype as an Academic Tool: Lessons Learned | E-Learning and Online Teaching | Scoop.it

Dr. Martin Sivula is a former Director of Academic Computing and is a Certified Data Educator (CDE).


Several years ago I witnessed a graduate student speaking to person on his laptop screen.

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