Microsoft’s official blog has announced new features for PowerPoint presentations, using artificial intelligence technology to add subtitles and real-time translation capabilities to documents.
Microsoft said the new feature is primarily powered by artificial intelligence technology, and presenters can enable this feature to provide translated subtitles to non-native speakers.
In the beginning, the subtitle and translation functions supported the conversion of 12 different languages and the presentation of subtitles and translated subtitles in 60 different languages.
Live captions & subtitles in PowerPoint brings:
- The power of AI to presenters, so they can convey simple and complex information across subjects and topics.
- Speech recognition that automatically adapts based on the presented content for more accurate recognition of names and specialized terminology.
- The ability for presenters to easily customize the size, position, and appearance of subtitles. Customizations may vary by platform.
- A peace of mind with security and compliance knowing that the feature meets many industry standards for compliance certifications.
Microsoft said that the planned PowerPoint subtitles and translations will be available in late January 2019, and will be available for Office 365subscribers worldwide for PowerPoint on Windows 10, PowerPoint for Mac, and PowerPoint Online.