Microsoft Unveils Universal Translator That Converts Your Voice into Another Language
From Extreme Tech:
Microsoft Research has shown off software that translates your spoken words into another language while preserving the accent, timbre, and intonation of your actual voice.
In a demo of the prototype software, Rick Rashid, Microsoft’s chief research officer, said a long sentence in English, and then had it translated into Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin. Two of the voice clips are embedded below, or hit up Technology Review for all four. You can definitely hear an edge of digitized “Microsoft Sam,” but overall it’s remarkable how the three translations still sound just like Rashid.
Learn More: Software Translates Your Voice into Another Language (via Technology Review)
Listen to demos.
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