Two laptops back to back on a table used for benchmarking blog

How to accurately benchmark speech technology providers

Speech-to-text accuracy (also discussed as word error rate or WER) and the number of languages supported are often quoted benchmarks when comparing speech-to-text products. But when looking at benchmarking from an operational perspective, there are many other factors that come into play that can make an integration exercise either very simple or much harder than […]

05/06/2019

Sri Prasanna of Worldpay UK speaking about his experiences of using Golang for Single Sign On

Single Sign On, Sri’s experience of using Golang

Last week, we welcomed the Cambridge programming community to Speechmatics’ offices in Cambridge where we host our monthly Go Meetups. Speechmatics’ Go Meetup is a chance for people interested in Go to come together in Cambridge and share their experiences of using the programming language. It’s a way to learn best practices and ask open […]

30/05/2019

SEMrush chat headphones laying on a table

Emerging trends for digital marketers to pay attention to

On Wednesday, I was following a debate on Twitter hosted by SEMrush (#semrushchat for those interested), addressing influencer marketing, video content, social media and emerging trends that digital marketers should pay attention to. Reading through some of the discussions, a key theme emerged in the form of voice search. Unsurprisingly, AI also featured as a […]

24/05/2019

Sam Ringer talking about Ethics in AI for learning at work week

Shaping the future of learning and development

Last week, the Speechmatics team were encouraged to take part in Learning at Work Week, with three unique sessions planned in throughout the week. This year, Learning at Work Week coincided with Mental Health Awareness Week and so we took this opportunity to include a workshop focused on mental health. This years’ theme was “Shaping […]

23/05/2019

John Birch Strategy & Business Development Manager at Screen Systems

Accuracy, ASR and Automated Captioning

Accuracy is often quoted and talked about when discussing automatic speech recognition (ASR) and its application to different market areas. ASR accuracy is often quoted as a percentage, but as a percentage of what? The number of correct words? Does that include omissions, punctuation, spelling and grammar errors? A comparison of ASR systems on the […]

20/05/2019

Speechmatics and Frontier helping to teach children coding skills in Cambridge

Frontier and Speechmatics help teach children coding at ChYpPS youth group

Partnership with ChYpPS As part of our ongoing partnership with ChYpPS youth group, last week, a group of volunteers from Speechmatics were joined by Frontier employees to provide a coding workshop for the local children in Cambridge. Having formed a partnership with ChYpPS last year, Speechmatics now attends Brown’s Field Community Centre on a monthly […]

15/05/2019

Man speaking about speech technology at the SpeechTEK conference

Discovering applications of speech technology at SpeechTEK

The conference At the end of April, I went to Washington DC to attend SpeechTEK 2019, the world’s leading speech technology and AI conference. The event was exactly how I’d imagined with tracks covering all aspects of speech technology with leading experts giving keynote talks on delivering and deploying speech technologies in all types of […]

14/05/2019

The Speechmatics team at NAB Show

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas

Last week, some of the Speechmatics team attended NAB Show in Las Vegas. NAB Show is the largest show for media, entertainment and technology, covering broadcast, TV, radio, production, post production and much more. Arguably our biggest show of the year, we had high expectations and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We showcased our most advanced […]

17/04/2019

Speechmatics' Golang Meetup, learning about Prometheus

Learning about Prometheus at Speechmatics’ Go Meetup

Last week, Speechmatics welcomed attendees to its offices in Cambridge for our March Go Meetup where we discussed Prometheus. Speechmatics’ Go Meetup is held monthly and is a chance for people interested in Go to get together in Cambridge and learn more about the programming language. The Meetup is open to all knowledge levels and […]

05/04/2019

Speechmatics to showcase speech recognition powered MAM solutions at NAB 2019

Speechmatics to showcase speech recognition powered MAM solutions at NAB 2019

Speechmatics will be attending NAB Show in Las Vegas from 8-11 April 2019. NAB Show is the largest show for media, entertainment and technology, covering broadcast, TV, radio, production, post production and much more. It is a chance for exhibitors to get together and showcase cutting edge innovations from across the sector. NAB show attracts […]

01/04/2019

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