A Microsoft made public last Tuesday, the 21st, a very interesting new feature for your browser Edge. This is an innovative feature: automatic dubbing of live videos.

Using technology Artificial intelligence (IA), this new functionality is prepared to work on very popular platforms, such as YouTube, LinkedIn and Coursera — the latter, a well-known North American website specialized in offering online courses in different areas of knowledge. In the next paragraphs I bring more details about this news.

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For now, no Portuguese

For now, the new feature does not cover Brazilian Portuguese. However, it is very likely that Microsoft will expand the linguistic reach of this tool in the near future. Especially because there is a great expectation that the company will turn its attention to the Brazilian market, where the Edge has already achieved a prominent position.

According to information obtained through the SimilarWeb website, Edge is currently the second most used browser in Brazil, second only to the giant Google Chrome and ahead of other competitors such as Opera.

Adopting this type of tool can be extremely beneficial, especially for those people who face difficulties with foreign languages. With such a resource, understanding educational content, accessing diverse information and even consuming entertainment works will become much more democratic and accessible.

It is important to highlight that YouTube, one of the largest video sharing portals in the world, already has an automatic subtitles feature. However, this function still presents some restrictions related to the variety of languages ​​available and, often, subtitles are restricted to the original language of the video through closed captioning. Even YouTube’s automatically generated AI dubbing, announced by Google in 2023, is still undergoing testing and improvement phases.

YouTube has similar features, but Edge comes out ahead

Edge currently supports real-time dubbing in the following language combinations:

  • From Spanish to English
  • From English to Spanish
  • From English to German
  • From English to Hindi
  • From English to Italian
  • From English to Russian

Furthermore, the Edge tool is also capable of generate subtitles in real time while viewing videos, an essential feature for deaf or hard of hearing users.

Microsoft Edge to introduce AI-powered real-time video translation

Although YouTube already has something similar on its platform, Microsoft’s browser stands out for having incorporated this option directly into its structure, expanding its use to other important platforms such as LinkedIn and Coursera.

Another notable aspect is that Edge is programmed to translate live videos from news sites. Among those compatible with the new service are big names such as Reuters, CNBC and Bloomberg.

The news was announced during the annual Microsoft Build event. In this specific edition of the event, both the conference and the previous presentations placed great emphasis on the new functionalities related to Artificial Intelligence developed by the company. It is undeniable that Microsoft continues to invest heavily in AI, aiming to provide users with increasingly fluid, integrated and intuitive experiences in digital environments.

Source: The Verge

Source: https://www.hardware.com.br/noticias/2024-05/microsoft-edge-dublar-videos-youtube-tempo-real.html

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