One of the most well-known success story for Microsoft Research division, Microsoft Translator not only can be utilized as a stand-alone app but also as additional feature for some of the company’s well-known programs including Edge, Outlook, and Skype. Soon, the company’s popular presentation software PowerPoint will be joining the list as well.
Called Presentation Translator, the add-in for PowerPoint is apparently part of the latest project from Microsoft Garage. Shown to the world for the first time at Build 2017, the feature allows presenters to add subtitles to their PowerPoint presentation that are converted directly from their spoken words in real-time.
Presenters also able to have those subtitles to be in the same language that they are speaking or translated to another language. At the same time, the stage demo also showed that audience members can follow the presentation in a different language via smartphone app.
As it is still a work in progress, the release date for Presentation Translator is not yet known at the moment. Nevertheless, users that are interested to check it out are able to register their interest with the team behind Presentation Translator through this survey.