Microsoft Dictate Offers Voice Typing with Translation

We still are waiting for the time to come where everything can go on voice, and also make fewer typos. Dictate from Microsoft Garage is at least one step towards this.  It listens to the words you speak, and then transcribe it words into the Office Documents. While this technology is not new as Skype offers real-time translation, but this is going to be super convenient if you want to voice in while roaming around your office. Take a look at this video:

The in-app offers features to use puntuantions as you do in actualy typing. So for example if you would want to go to the new line, all you need to say is “New Line” and it takes cursor to new line. It is possible as the mic goes into listenting mode for commands when you are not speaking. It is smart enough to figure out if you wanted a puntuation or it was the usual text. Below is the list of features and commands:

  • Supports more than 20 languages for dictation
  • Real time translation to 60 languages
  • Commands like “new line”, “stop dictation” and “enter” to give more control while dictating
  • Two modes of punctuations: Auto and manual for English
  • Visual feedback to indicate that speech is being processed

The commands are available only in english as of now.

  • New Line: Takes cursor to new line
  • Delete: Removes the last line you dictated
  • Stop Dictation: Terminates the dictation session
  • Full stop or period: Types period character (.)
  • Question mark: Types (?)
  • Open Quote: Types (“)
  • Close Quote: Types (”)
  • Colon: Types (:)
  • Comma: Types (,)

Its no brainer that Dictate is using Microsoft impressice Speed recognition technology, aritifical intelligence, and data pin points to figure out what you are saying, and transcribe it into words. The best part is if you your native language is different, you can choose to autio translate. This means, if one is spanish, he can still use the translation option to trnascribe Spanish into English Text. The app is available for both 32 / 64-bit. You can download th app for free.

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