Upcoming PowerPoint update will provide captions and subtitles for presentations in real-time

In honor of the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Microsoft today announced a new feature for PowerPoint that will provide captions and subtitles for presentations in real-time. Since this feature is powered by AI, captions and subtitles can also be displayed in the same language or in a different one. This will allow non-native speakers to get a translation of a presentation. When this feature becomes available, it will support 12 spoken languages and display on-screen captions or subtitles in one of 60+ languages.

Features of Live captions & subtitles in PowerPoint:

  • 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.

You can check out the video demo of this feature below.

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This feature will be available in late January 2019 and will be available for Office 365 subscribers worldwide for PowerPoint on Windows 10, PowerPoint for Mac, and PowerPoint Online.

Source: Microsoft