Translating Language by Using the Azure Speech Service

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In this lesson, you’ll learn about the Azure Speech and Translator services. You’ll learn about the key features and what’s possible with each of these services. You’ll find out how these services can be used with SDKs, REST APIs, and the command-line interface. You’ll see demos of the Translator, Speech-to-text, and Text-to-speech services in action and understand how to use them.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the main capabilities of the Azure Speech service
  • Learn available options for using the Azure Speech service
  • Translate text using the Translator service
  • Translate speech to text
  • Translate text to speech

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for developers or software architects who want to learn more about the Azure Speech and Translator services.

Prerequisites

Intermediate knowledge of C# and coding techniques is required for this lesson. You’ll also need to be familiar with Azure concepts such as App Service and resources. An understanding of APIs is also required. We’ll be writing a little code and will be using Visual Studio Community Edition, so you’ll need a copy of that too.

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Jamie Maguire is a Software Architect, Developer, Microsoft MVP (AI), and lifelong tech enthusiast with over 20 years of professional experience.

Jamie is passionate about using AI technologies to help advance systems in a wide range of organizations. 

He has collaborated on many projects including working with Twitter, National Geographic, and the University of Michigan. Jamie is a keen contributor to the technology community and has gained global recognition for articles he has written and software he has built. 

He is a STEM Ambassador and Code Club volunteer, inspiring interest at grassroots level. Jamie shares his story and expertise at speaking events, on social media, and through podcast interviews. 

He has co-authored a book with 16 fellow MVPs demonstrating how Microsoft AI can be used in the real world and regularly publishes material to encourage and promote the use of AI and .NET technologies.

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