Dictate, a Microsoft Garage project, uses Microsoft Translator technology

Yesterday, the Garage launched a new project: Dictate – a Microsoft Office add-in that transcribes speech to text using Microsoft Translator’s speech translation technology.   Key features: • Highly accurate speech to text transcription • Supports 29 spoken languages • Real-time translation to 60 languages • Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to…


Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project, Demonstrated at Build Conference

  At Microsoft Build 2017 today, Harry Shum, Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s AI and Research Group, demonstrated Presentation Translator, a Microsoft Garage project. Presentation Translator is an add-in for PowerPoint that translates and subtitles live presentations. As a presenter speaks, the add-in displays subtitles directly on a PowerPoint presentation in any one of more…


Marlee Matlin Tests the Microsoft Translator Live Feature for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Actress Marlee Matlin – known for her Oscar-winning performance in Children of a Lesser God and recurring roles on The West Wing, among other performances – visited the Microsoft AI and Research offices in November 2016 to discuss how the Microsoft Translator live feature could assist those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in situations where…


Microsoft Translator helps eBay’s global customers buy and sell products in 20+ languages

As eBay expanded into more than 190 global markets, they needed to find a way for buyers and sellers to interact in this global, multi-lingual marketplace. eBay chose to implement the Microsoft Translator API, along with the Translator Hub, to create customized translations for their unique retail business. This customized machine translation opened up markets…


Microsoft Translator Apps Switch all Chinese and Japanese Language translations to Neural Network Technology

Today, Microsoft Translator announces that all translations between Chinese, English, and Japanese in the Microsoft Translator apps (Windows, iOS, Android, and Kindle) and on www.bing.com/translator are now exclusively using neural network (NN) translation technology. It applies to the following text translations: English <-> Chinese Simplified, Traditional, and Cantonese English <-> Japanese Chinese (all) <-> Japanese…


Reminder: Move Translator API subscriptions from DataMarket to Azure before April 30, 2017.

Please move your DataMarket Microsoft Translator API subscriptions and CTF translations to the Azure portal before April 30, 2017, to avoid service disruption. Service access to Microsoft Translator in DataMarket ends on April 30, 2017. To avoid service disruption, Microsoft Translator, part of the Microsoft Cognitive Services collection of APIs, is now available in the Azure…


Japanese becomes the 10th speech translation language supported by Microsoft Translator

Today, Microsoft Translator announces the availability of its 10th speech translation language: Japanese. This new language is now available across all Microsoft Translator supported technologies and products along with the already released nine other speech translation languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Microsoft Translator is the first end-to-end speech translation…


Translator for Outlook add-in now available for MAC

In February, the Office Global Service & Experiences (GSX) team released the Translator for Outlook add-in, showcasing the launch of Outlook Mobile add-ins. While this was developed, and released outside the normal feature process, given the enthusiastic response from early users, the team wanted to share the announcement more broadly to the Outlook for Windows,…


Microsoft announces Bangla, the latest language supported by Microsoft Translator.

With this new text translation language available, locals and travelers can communicate from and to Bangla throughout Bangladesh, the Indian subcontinent and around the globe by using the Microsoft Translator apps on their preferred device (Windows, Android, Kindle, or iOS).  Businesses can also easily integrate the Translator text API in their business processes such as…


Microsoft Translator app end of life on older Windows platforms

Starting the week of March 20th, the Microsoft Translator app will be deprecated on older versions of Windows. Specifically, the app for Windows 8, Windows Phone 7.1 and Windows Phone 8, will not be available in their respective stores as of March 22, 2017, and any installed versions will stop functioning on April 30, 2017….