The Renaissance is Here for Translation Technologies（一）
For a couple of years now, translation technology has been getting much better than it ever was before, and open source and proprietary[所有权] systems are leading the way. This technology, of course, has been dreamed of as working fluidly[灵活的] for years, but was always plagued by high error rates and other problems. Now, text-to-speech, speech-to-speech and language-to-language translation technologies are going through a renaissance[复兴], and the result will have a big impact on many people.
Microsoft Research has been demonstrating[演示] new technology that instantly translates your actual voice into other languages. With it, you could, say, hold a phone conversation with someone who speaks a foreign language, and you would still sound like you. Technology Review is offering some online audio files that demonstrate how will this works.