A new starter Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics

A day in the life of a Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics is always varied. Having joined the Engineering team only 7 months ago, I’ve already been involved in a number of different projects, being exposed to many new learnings and new experiences which has been a very positive and enjoyable experience so far. More […]

05/11/2018

Speechmatics announces Red Bee Media partnership and launches Sounds Feature at IBC

Speechmatics attended IBC 2018, the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show from 14-18 September in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcased cutting-edge technologies built for the media and broadcast industry and attracted over 57,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors from 170 countries worldwide. Speechmatics had two exciting announcements leading up to the show, one being a […]

28/09/2018

Speechmatics attend the BBC TextAV hack event in London

Myself and a couple of the team at Speechmatics attended the BBC News Labs and BBC Connected Studio’s TextAV event in London from 18-19 September. TextAV is a two-day working group attracting leading technologists, application developers, and practitioners working in the area of online audio and video, with a particular focus on the use of […]

27/09/2018

Speechmatics and Red Bee Media discuss subtitling perfection at IBC 2018

Speechmatics’ Machine Learning Engineer, Will Williams, teamed up with Red Bee Media’s Emerging Technology Lead in Access Services, Hewson Maxwell, at IBC 2018 to discuss subtitling perfection and whether it will ever be possible using Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) on the IABM Future Trends stage. The presentation comprised of an overview of the challenges we […]

25/09/2018

Speechmatics develop community partnership with ChYpPS to teach kids coding in Cambridge

Speechmatics is pleased to announce a community partnership with Cambridge-based youth group, ChYpPS. The partnership aims to improve the coding skills of children in Cambridge. ChYpPS is a youth group based at Brown’s Field Youth and Community Centre in Arbury and is organised by the Cambridge City Council. ChYpPS stands for Children and Young People’s […]

24/09/2018

Speechmatics attend Interspeech in Hyderabad, India

Two of the speech team from Speechmatics visited Hyderabad in India last week for the 2018 Interspeech Conference. Held in the state-of-the-art Hyderabad International Convention Centre, the conference brought over 5,000 delegates from around the world. Key objectives were to learn about the latest developments in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), to discuss current trends, and […]

12/09/2018

Speechmatics and Red Bee Media to discuss subtitling perfection using Automatic Speech Recognition at IBC 2018

We’re delighted to announce that Will Williams, Machine Learning Engineer at Speechmatics, will be presenting with our partner Red Bee Media’s Emerging Technology Lead in Access Services, Hewson Maxwell at the IABM Future Trends Theatre at IBC 2018 in Amsterdam. The presentation will explore whether it will ever be possible to achieve perfection when using […]

10/09/2018

What’s in a trademark?

When referring to names that are trademarked it can be important to display this. The use of the trademark symbol enables others to respect and not infringe on intellectual property, deterring them from attempting to use the name or mark for their own business, preventing confusion in the marketplace about the identity of a product or service. […]

05/09/2018

What’s in an acronym?

Acronyms are often understood and used more than their unabbreviated form. This occurs nearly everywhere, for example, ‘BLT’ is just as understood in a restaurant as ‘Bacon Lettuce and Tomato.’ In some cases, the acronym is more common than the complete form, PM is used for afternoon and hardly ever do people say “Post Meridian”, […]

04/09/2018

What’s in an abbreviation?

Producing text in the form that is expected makes copy much easier to read and reduces confusion. For example, if you worked somewhere where speed measurements were commonplace and it read ’30 miles per hour’ all the time, then it would not only make for long sentences but would also be harder to read as […]

03/09/2018