Real Time Translation (Almost)

After a lot of research work, Microsoft’s Skype is now offering (almost) real time translation between Spanish and English. [Skype]( 1250_B1-_-10576637-6158705#) are offering users the chance to sign up for a trial, which works by playing an almost live robot voice translation to one speaker, while the other speaker talks.

The opportunities in the future for journalists in capturing and sharing the news using technology of this type are slightly mind boggling, as the old barriers of language potentially disappear.