Microsoft executive Julia White demonstrated the company’s amazing language-translating hologram using HoloLens at the Inspire partner conference. You read that right, a life-like hologram that can speak another language in the person’s own voice. No post production trickery was used, just existing mixed reality and neural text-to-speech technologies. Read more for the video and additional information.
As you can see in the video, this demonstration had White wearing a HoloLens headset while walking and observing the 3D space around her holographic clone that was brought to life in her hand. After the green special effects subsided, it magically transformed into a full-sized clone that began speaking in Japanese, using real samples of White’s voice to speak sentences that had been machine-translated.