Speechmatics Joins Over 10,000 AI Startups in the Prestigious NVIDIA Inception Program

Posted on 27.4.2022

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the NVIDIA Inception program. As a tech company at the innovative forefront of the speech recognition industry, we understand what it takes to provide a continually valuable service.

NVIDIA's Inception program is, "a free program designed to help your startup evolve faster through access to cutting-edge technology and NVIDIA experts, connections with venture capitalists, and co-marketing support to heighten your company's visibility." As a burgeoning AI company, that message is certainly an encouraging one.

The far-reaching benefits of the Inception program extend beyond one quote, however. Here are a few reasons why we opted in.

NVIDIA Inception: Proven Success

The Inception program boasts "one of the largest startup ecosystems in the world," with thousands of members across a plethora of industries – approximately two-thirds of the total AI startups worldwide, according to Pitchbook's estimates.

Amongst the 10,000+ members, there are undoubtedly too many success stories to focus on. A standout is Plus, a self-driving truck company in Silicon Valley. NVIDIA DRIVE Orin built the software they sell to manufacturers. There's also Greeneye – a company using the NVIDIA Jetson platform to use AI for precise crop spraying.

Just two examples of how NVIDIA Inception has propelled AI-focused companies into the future. The critical value for us is innovation.

At Speechmatics, our aim is to exploit ever-larger amounts of compute to train the world’s leading Autonomous Speech Recognition (ASR) systems. To keep up with the ever-increasing needs for training modern machine learning models, we need partners who can support us in that journey.

Fresh Updates in 2022

Like us, innovation and improvement are essential for NVIDIA. In March, the DGX H100 systems launched, which will allow us to unlock our next generation of models by delivering the required scale for the compute needs of large language models. While we're yet to explore these options, we're excited by the prospect of progress.

Among other things, basic benefits from the Inception program include technical workshops, unlimited access to NVIDIA developer forums, optimal hardware pricing, investor opportunities, and speaking opportunities at events.

Despite the freshness of this partnership, we've already redeemed some benefits - courses on the Deep Learning Institute and cloud credits from AWS and Microsoft, for example.

Inception and Speechmatics: Moving Forward

In 2022 and beyond, our aim is to grow as much as possible. To do that, we must continue to push forward to understand every voice.

From an innovation standpoint, that means working hard to include new, widely used words, improving our accuracy, and increasing the number of languages our ASR can support. Right now, that number stands at 33. We hope the NVIDIA Inception program will help us spread across the globe. With NVIDIA's support, we're one step closer to our goal.

Will Williams, VP Machine Learning, Speechmatics

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