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Zoom to Offer Real-Time Translation for Video Calls After Acquiring a German Startup

The video meeting app, zoom wishes to discover and include multi-language translation features. And for this purpose, they signed a deal on Tuesday with Karlsruhe Information Technology to acquire Kites, a German AI startup specialized in developing real-time translation tools.

The company said, after this acquisition, Zoom expects to “improve meeting productivity & efficiency” by adding “multi-language translation capabilities” to the video chat service.

Although, Zoom did not disclose the financial part of the deal but did share that the startup will assist them to get machine translation service to their platform.

 Furthermore, Zoom said that thy may also develop a research & development center in Germany.

“We are continuously looking for new ways to deliver happiness to our users & to improve meeting productivity, & [machine translation] solutions will be key in enhancing our platform for Zoom customers across the globe,” said president of product and engineering at Zoom,Velchamy Sankarlingam.

Velchamy Sankarlingam further said “With our aligned missions to make collaboration frictionless – regardless of language, geographic location, or other barriers – we are confident Kites’ impressive team will fit right in with Zoom,” .

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