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I think its more an issue of competition, of commercial strategy.
I can't tell you how dismaying it was when we found out stuff wasn't working well for Skype Translator when we first embarked on that. But now that we're climbing that mountain, we're in possession of these speech and translation models, especially the speech models – they're shockingly good.
It was a complete surprise to me. Satya really put us in jail with this Skype Translator thing.
It's the modern era – you don't have to be an expert in speech and language understanding. Just use our tools. Go build your branded bot with our tools and put it on whatever canvas – it might be Slack, it might be Facebook Messenger. We hope it might be Skype or Windows. But you choose.
What's been really exciting to see is the advancement of technology, particularly in the last three of four years around robotics which has made this really achievable in the coming years, not ten years away.
It wasn't easy at all, it took a lot of reassurance, a lot of conversations over the phone, by email, on Skype, on Facebook. They really were scared to speak. Of course it's difficult for any woman to talk about abortion, whether it's legal or not. The first thing we had to do was to take a written commitment for us not to reveal their identity, and that was reassuring.
We are looking to expand to other countries, starting with the Nordic region.
Today is a big day for Microsoft and Skype, as well as consumers and businesses around the world. We're making life better – by providing tools that help people to learn, to analyse, to take action, as well as to enjoy and to socialise.
The idea is to incorporate sensors that can help monitor different kinds of situations, to help prevent dangerous scenarios inside a home like gas or water leaks for example, but also to monitor any symptoms of illness in the patient.