Microsoft will transform people into holograms to translate their presentations using artificial intelligence

The mixed reality of Microsoft has advanced considerably in recent years. With HoloLens 2 focused on the business sector, the technology has made a new demonstration of their glasses that show a hologram speaking in Japanese thanks to artificial intelligence.

According to The Verge, Microsoft scanned the body of Julia White, product leader in Microsoft Cloud Platform. White appeared during a keynote of the Inspire 2019 event and with the use of HoloLens 2, the executive invoked her hologram to carry out the conference in Japanese for her business partners.

The Japanese translation is the work of Azure AI, who uses voice samples from the executive to then convert to another language the sentences that White says through a text-to-speech neuronal system.

The executive's hologram was captured in the Microsoft mixed reality study in the same way they did with Buzz Aldrin, who was part of the Destination: Mars experience created by Microsoft and NASA so that people could visit Mars through HoloLens.

The potential to hold conferences in multiple languages ​​using holograms would be possible thanks to artificial intelligence. Like Microsoft, other companies have invested in training machine learning systems to carry out more accurate translations.

A few weeks ago, Google showed the Translatotron; a model can translate the voice to another language without using text in between. This system is based on a network of sequence to a sequence that captures the sound, processes and performs the translation to another language maintaining a voice similar to the original.

Regarding HoloLens 2 and this new feature, Microsoft did not offer more details, although it is a fact that will only be destined to individual customers because the glasses of mixed reality will not be sold to the end-user.