Instantaneous language translation takes another step further - Google to follow Skype's lead

01/12/2015 - 00:00

  BY <a href="">QUENTIN HARDY</a> -<br><br>The tech industry is doing its best to topple the Tower of Babel.<br><br>Last month, <a href="">Skype, Microsoft’s video calling service</a>, initiated simultaneous translation between English and Spanish speakers. Not to be outdone, Google will soon announce updates to <a href=";hl=en">its translation app</a> for phones. Google Translate now offers written translation of 90 languages and the ability to hear spoken translations of a few popular languages. In the update, the app will automatically recognize if someone is speaking a popular language and automatically turn it into written text.<br><br><a href="">READ MORE ON THE NEW YORK TIMES</a>