Zero to ASR in 3 simple steps

Like many people you may have assumed that deploying your own speech recognition system is difficult and complex, but it’s time to rethink that. Speechmatics is a leading ASR provider and we are making deploying a complete automatic speech recognition system about as simple as it can get, giving you back control and the freedom […]

13/12/2017

What to expect as a new starter at Speechmatics

Starting a new job is daunting for everyone. The nerves for me kick in well in advance of day one with even the most simple of everyday tasks requiring much unnecessary planning, for example leaving double the journey time on day one to make sure I arrive on time, only sit in the car park […]

11/12/2017

Supporting the growth of emerging markets

India is considered to be one of the largest emerging markets across the globe. With an expected 7.2% growth for 2017 and 7.7% for 2018 as explained by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley and the 2nd largest population in the world. With 521,000,000 Hindi speakers as their primary language (as of 2016 report) we decided to […]

15/06/2017

What does AI and machine learning actually mean?

I recently read an article on how language led to the Artificial Intelligence revolution and the evolution of machine learning and it got me thinking. To start it’s good to know and understand what we are talking about. Wikipedia says ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the field of AI research defines itself as the study […]

07/06/2017

How big is the gap between academic and commercial speech recognition systems?

Speech recognition has been making a lot of noise in the last few years, both academically and commercially. Let’s begin with commercial. Many big companies have begun launching their own voice assistants, such as Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Speech is the biggest form of communication used by humans but due […]

02/06/2017

Unlocking the power of machine learning

Machine learning is the cornerstone of many technologies we use every day; without it we would be interacting with computers as we did 20 years ago – using them to compute things. With the advent of more powerful processors, we can harness this computing power and enable the machines to start to learn for themselves. […]

27/04/2017

What does it take to be a non-techie in a deep technology company?

It all began at the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) awards ceremony 3 years ago, where I won an award on the night with £1,000 prize money. And today I’m sitting in our new offices, surrounded by 32 full-time employees watching as our company continues to scale rapidly in 2017. So how did it happen? I […]

10/03/2017

Detecting the pattern of speech

By now it is pretty obvious that speech recognition is taking over the world, and so long as it doesn’t go all Hal 9000 on us, then the future looks very interactive. The promise of a world where light, TVs and coffee machines can be activated without touch has already been realised. But this is […]

26/01/2017

Speechmatics 3.2.1 Released

Speechmatics is happy to announce the release of its latest update to its transcription service, Speechmatics 3.2.1.  We have upgraded how we represent acronyms and numbers, so you’re more likely to get digits in your transcripts now (this is 2016 after all, not twenty fifteen).

11/04/2016

Speechmatics 3.1 Released

Speechmatics is happy to announce the release of its latest update to its transcription service, Speechmatics 3.1. We have upgraded our language models to improve our performance on short utterances and the starts of longer utterances.  We have also localised to en-US / en-GB spellings, so en-GB mode will be in colour, whereas en-US will […]

30/10/2015

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