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English-to-Chinese universal translator

posted Nov 11, 2012, 1:08 AM by Rolfe James

Microsoft demos English-to-Chinese universal translator that keeps your voice and accent

At an event in China, Microsoft Research chief Rick Rashid has demonstrated a real-time English-to-Mandarin speech-to-speech translation engine. Not only is the translation very accurate, but the software also preserves the user’s accent and intonation. We’re not just talking about a digitized, robotic translator here — this is firmly within the realms of Doctor Who or Star Trek universal translation.

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