Sam Ringer presenting about deep learning at the Python meetup

Taming the Deep Learning Beast, Hands on with PyTorch

Last week, we attended the Cambridge Python User Group Meetup at the Raspberry Pi offices on Hills Road in Cambridge. The Python meetup is a great place for people of all levels of Python knowledge to come together to learn more about the programming language and meet other like-minded people. The sessions are usually arranged […]

10/06/2019

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

Subtitling solution for social media

Screen Systems breaks the mould and makes Subtitling accessible to the masses

‘Sasquatch’ Makes Subtitling of Social Media Content Easy for Everyone Sasquatch, a subtitling solution for social media content, launches today, making subtitling accessible to the masses for the very first time. Developed by Screen Systems, the number one provider of subtitling production and delivery systems, and powered by Speechmatics, the Cambridge-based leaders in machine learning […]

07/05/2019

Red Bee Media - Guest Blog

It’s live, it’s genuine and it really does work

‘We should do a genuine, live demo of Automatic Captioning’. That’s what our Head of Technology, Hewson Maxwell, and I said to each other at NAB, the world’s biggest broadcast and media trade show last year. ‘Why on earth did we say that?’ is what we’ve said a few times since. But now, NAB 2019 […]

29/04/2019