Skype to Launch Star Trek-Style, Real-Time Language Translator

By Ashley Feinberg

Microsoft just demoed an awesome new feature for Skype that will actually let you speak to people in other languages—in real-time—by doing all the translating dirty work for you.

Skype Chief Gurdeep Pall teased the new feature at Re/code’s Code Conference, calling up a German-speaking exec to show off the new translation chops. According to a few German-speaking members of the audience, the translation was “pretty good”—but not perfect.


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