Skyline of Denver, Brno and Chennai for Speechmatics investment announcement

Speechmatics raises £6.35 million to fund global expansion

Speechmatics, the leader in machine learning and automatic speech recognition, has raised £6.35m in Series A funding led by AlbionVC; IQ Capital followed on in this round along with several angel investors. Speechmatics has built one of the most accurate speech recognition technology engines in the world. The technology is currently available in 29 languages, […]

21/10/2019

John Birch Strategy & Business Development Manager at Screen Systems

Subtitling, Captioning and Artificial Intelligence

The production of captions and subtitles is a creative activity with a clear relationship to speech and linguistics. The use of automated speech recognition (ASR) systems based upon ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) has created possibilities for producing captions and subtitles that did not previously exist. There are general aspects that arise from using ASR that will […]

24/09/2019

Speechmatics team at IBC showcasing Advanced Punctuation feature for use in speech to text transcription

Speechmatics brings Advanced Punctuation to IBC 2019

The largest media show in Europe Last week, the Speechmatics team were in Amsterdam for IBC 2019. IBC is the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show attracting over 57,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors. Feature-rich speech technology This year, Speechmatics showcased the recently launched Advanced Punctuation feature for use in speech-to-text transcription. The feature […]

23/09/2019

Speechmatics and Limecraft partner to help producers and distributors expand their target audiences by providing subtitles

Speechmatics and Limecraft partner to help producers and distributors expand their target audiences

 Easily create closed captions and translated subtitles using Limecraft Flow Speechmatics, leaders in machine learning and automatic speech recognition (ASR), is partnering with cloud-based video production workflow provider, Limecraft, to automatically produce same-language and translated subtitles for audio-visual material. The partnership leads to significant cost-savings for producers and distributors, and dramatically increases the value of […]

03/09/2019

Advanced Punctuation in action, adding punctuation into transcript

Speechmatics launches Advanced Punctuation to transform the usability of transcripts

The Advanced Punctuation feature delivers highly accurate placements of full stops, commas, question marks and exclamation marks. Speechmatics, the Cambridge-based leaders in machine learning and automatic speech recognition (ASR), today announces Advanced Punctuation, the first heavyweight, scaled-up punctuation model on the market for use in transcription. With the Advanced Punctuation feature, Speechmatics can deliver highly […]

22/08/2019

Robot acting as a digital assistant for businesses

The Role of Digital Assistants in Business Environments

Recently, I read a blog by a former colleague of mine at Citrix, James Bulpin. The blog was titled ‘The future of the workplace virtual assistant‘ and addressed the consumer use of virtual assistants and how this trend is likely to extend into a commercial setting. In fact, the article cites from Gartner that “25 […]

13/08/2019

Scrum Master working on project delivery with team in technology company

What it takes to be a Scrum Master at Speechmatics

Being a Scrum Master at Speechmatics is a challenging and varied role, especially in a fast-paced industry like speech technology. I joined Speechmatics over a year and a half ago and in that time, I’ve been involved in a number of projects, each exposing me to new experiences and opportunities to learn and develop both […]

09/08/2019

Speechmatics' Flock event where employees came to align on the company strategy

We’re Stronger Together – Speechmatics Flock 2019

The Speechmatics team recently held an offsite event at the Varsity Hotel in Cambridge to get together in an informal environment to align on the company strategy. The theme of the event was ‘stronger together’ and that sentiment was echoed throughout the entirety of the day. The event was split into several talks, informal chats, […]

29/07/2019

Contact centre agent dashboard providing key information to improve customer experience

How Contact Centres can improve Customer Experience using Interaction History

Interactions with contact centres can be massively frustrating, but they shouldn’t have to be. Recently, I had a negative experience with a contact centre which could have easily been avoided. Something as simple as having my call captured and used in an interaction history dashboard could have significantly improved my customer experience and ultimately stopped […]

26/07/2019

John Milliken, CEO of Speechmatics, speaking about company culture and productivity in BT podcast

Reinventing the Workplace Culture to Improve Productivity

Speechmatics’ CEO, John Milliken, was recently involved in a Podcast from BT hosted by Kate Russell, the star of the BBC’s tech show, Click. The podcast addresses the importance of company culture and how it can help to improve employee productivity. In this episode, John discussed: Ways to manage the work-life balance of the always-on […]


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