Friday, April 23, 2021

Cisco Webex Adds Real-Time Translation for Over 100 Languages

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We have all had conversations where a language barrier can make communication difficult. Cisco wants to make this problem a thing of the past, at least when it comes to video conferencing. The company is introducing a new real-time translation feature in its Webex conferencing software. In all, the feature will allow you to translate from English to over 100 languages. You will find everything from Armenian to Zulu in this latest version.

Cisco offers real-time translation in Webex that will allow businesses to avoid using (and paying for) third-party services when everyone in a meeting does not speak the same language. Additionally, it suggests that this feature will allow companies to hire top talent without worrying about language barriers. That might be wishful thinking, but you have to imagine that Webex users will still appreciate the inclusion.

Real-time translation is coming to Webex at a time when competing platforms are introducing closed captioning features to improve accessibility. As of January, Google Meet users can use Otter’s artificial intelligence-based transcription tool to .

Webex users can test out the app’s new real-time translation starting this month, with general availability slated for May.

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