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Microsoft unveiled a new language translation function for its HoloLens holograms


Microsoft HoloLens 2
Microsoft HoloLens 2 / Microsoft

Not only is it possible to have a quite realistic holographic replication of yourself, but Microsoft has just demonstrated that it is also possible that this same mirror speak in different languages.

According to The Virgin, on Wednesday, July 17, Microsoft provided a demonstration of this latest innovation during its main speech at the Microsoft Inspire partner conference in Las Vegas. Tom Warren, from The Verge, published a YouTube video on the Microsoft demonstration of the holographic language translation capabilities.

Microsoft's technology demonstration included Azure Julia White's executive, a HoloLens 2 headset and White's hologram. The White hologram started as a small green outline of a hologram that White could hold in his hand, but as soon as he uttered two simple words, "render keynote," the small hologram became a totally replica of White's human size and immediately began to give the speech in Japanese with a voice that still coincided with that of White.

According to the keynote, this new technology of linguistic translation was possible thanks to the "artificial intelligence technology called Text Neural to Speech or Neural TTS". As The Verge points out, "a custom voice signature" was developed from recordings of White's voice. This voice signature is the one that allows the White hologram to sound as if the Japanese spoke fluidly, although, as he admitted easily in the speech, White does not really speak Japanese.

Although it is unlikely that this latest development of the Microsoft hologram will be commercially available soon, the possibilities of use will be of interest, as they could have long-range effects on international communications, travel and business. In addition, it also appears, at least, according to a website that Microsoft has dedicated to promoting the device, that HoloLens 2 itself can be targeted primarily for companies, as many of the applications and solutions developed for the headphones are designed for use in jobs more than at home.

For example, each of the three Dynamics 365 applications described as "prepared for business" for HoloLens 2 serves a different workstation function: remote assistance allows you to work and collaborate remotely, guides They help train workers and design new spaces and walk for them "on a real scale."

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