[technology taskforce] Microsoft Translator now translates in real time a conversation in multiple languages

Dev Anand Teelucksingh devtee at gmail.com
Wed Dec 14 13:42:42 UTC 2016

Thanks Raitme for this, can you update the Translation Tools Section
with this information - The Microsoft Translator wiki page is at

Also interesting if the tool could be used in a conference call. Will
have to think more on this.

Dev Anand

On Wed, Dec 14, 2016 at 9:24 AM, Raitme Citterio <rcitterio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> A new feature is added to Microsoft Translator that enhances its
> functionality and promises to solve language barriers in different
> circumstances.
> Now with this update it will be possible to have a live conversation in a
> group where you speak different languages, using our mobile device, tablet
> or pc.
> For example, a delegation of different nationalities can communicate with
> one another when using Microsoft Translator, seeing the translations in real
> time of everything that is discussed in the group.
> For example, a tour guide can speak to the entire delegation in their
> language and the app will translate their comments into the language that
> has configured each of the people who make up the group.
> The dynamic that proposes this new feature of Microsoft Translator is very
> simple. Just go to "Start conversation", either from the mobile app or the
> web version and log in.
> We just have to mention our name and language and will automatically give us
> a 5 letter code, so we can share them with the users who will join the
> conversation, can write or scan it.
> It has some extra options, for the host, as an example, Mode Moderator. If
> we activate it, we will be silencing the rest of the participants in the
> conversation, and we can speak in an uninterrupted way. A useful option for
> a tour guide or if we are giving an exhibition.
> We also have options like show partial messages, save transcription, block
> the conversation, among others. To test Microsoft Translator we can go to
> the web version, or the app that corresponds to the platform of our device.
> Video: https://youtu.be/dv39UZSfsKw
> Apps: https://translator.microsoft.com/apps/
> My suggestion regarding this tool
> Whether it can be implemented in adobe connect sessions or during live
> ICANNN sessions might be interesting. In addition to integrating it into the
> ICANN wiki.
> Raitme Citterio
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