Skype Translator; service that allows for real-time translation of video calls which was available in English and Spanish previously now supports Russian too. This was announced earlier today by the Microsoft’s Skype team in a blog post where they said the Russian language will now be the 9th language that the service supports. Skype Translator already supports English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese (Mandarin), Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), and Arabic.
“Russian is the eighth most popular spoken language in the world and our Russian-speaking customers around the world have always been particularly enthusiastic about Skype Translator. For months, we’ve received many requests to include Russian in Skype Translator’s audio language portfolio and we are excited to finally cross this milestone, opening up one of the most dialectically complex languages on earth to anyone with a Skype account.”
The service uses machine learning or deep learning (artificial intelligence) to translate words that have been fed into it in different languages. By being able to pick up letters (texts) from speeches, it’s able to rearrange them back into the language you select from the globe sign and translate in text to the other person at the end of the line.
To use this service, click on the globe button in chat window and you can select preferred language from there.
The service is still not open to Skype on all platforms which is why you can use it on Windows only.