Microsoft Edge Introduces Real-Time AI Video Translation

Microsoft Edge will provide live translation and dubbing for videos on platforms like YouTube and LinkedIn.

  • Microsoft Edge will provide live translation and dubbing for videos on platforms like YouTube and LinkedIn.
  • Initially supports translations from Spanish to English and English to German, Hindi, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Aims to improve accessibility for users, especially those who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Microsoft Edge is launching a new feature that provides real-time AI translation and dubbing for videos on platforms like YouTube, LinkedIn, and Coursera. Announced at the 2024 Build event, this feature translates spoken content live, offering both dubbing and subtitles. Initially, it supports translations from Spanish to English and English to German, Hindi, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.

This feature aims to make video content more accessible, especially for users who are deaf or hard of hearing. It will also be available for videos on news sites such as Reuters, CNBC, and Bloomberg, with plans to expand language support and add more websites in the future.

The real-time translation feature complements other AI tools in Microsoft Edge, such as Copilot, which can already summarize YouTube videos. However, Copilot’s summarization depends on the availability of video transcripts. The new translation feature enhances the browsing experience by breaking down language barriers and making content more comprehensible for a global audience.