Microsoft developed new translator that uses your voice

Posted: March 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

Steven Wor

Have you ever wanted to be able to communicate with people from other countries in their own language? If yes, you may struggle, because it takes a lot of time and nerves to learn different language. Well, Microsoft may have a solution for you. The company has demonstrated software that can not only translate your words into other language, but also it can do it in your voice, keeping the accent, timbre and intonation.

Rick Rashid, Microsoft’s chief research officer, shows in a demo, prototype of the software  and he says a long sentence in English. Then the program has it translated into Spanish, Italia and Mandarin. According to you can  hear an edge of digitized “Microsoft Sam,” but overall it’s remarkable how the three translations still sound just like Rashid.

In order for the translation system to do its work it needs about an hour of training…

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