Artificial Intelligence

24/12/2018

The Return of Hackamatics

Speechmatics hosted its very own Hackathon in a bid to get the team’s creative juices flowing before the holiday season. Hackamatics is a sprint-like event lasting three days whereby teams collaborate intensively over unique projects. Traditionally, a Hackathon focuses on software projects, however, Hackamatics is open to all sorts of wonderful and bizarre endeavours both ...Read more

17/12/2018

When in New York

The SVG Summit has attracted over 1,000 industry professionals from across the country and around the world for 13 years. The event focuses on all aspects of sports production, content creation and distribution through keynotes, panel discussions and networking sessions. We were lucky enough to be invited along to speak as part of a panel ...Read more

15/11/2018

Speechmatics attend Huawei’s Eco-Connect Europe 2018 in Rome

Last week, I attended Huawei’s European flagship event, Eco-Connect Europe 2018, in Rome. The event attracted over 2,600 attendees listening to world-leading keynote speakers including delegates from Huawei, Orange Cloud for Business and Bosch, and professors from the University of Cambridge, and the University of Zurich. Just as I anticipated, the event did not disappoint, ...Read more

09/10/2018

Can we trust voice activated technology?

Read the article from The Jackal whereby Speechmatics’ CEO, Benedikt von Thuengen goes head to head against Matt Burgess of WIRED UK, arguing for the case that voice activated technology can be trusted. Benedikt explains that new regulation and compliance makes people’s data much more protected than it has been before and details the value ...Read more

08/10/2018

What does the future hold for Automatic Speech Recognition?

Speech technology has progressed rapidly over the past 5-10 years due to the rise of graphics processing and cloud computing, but how do we keep this momentum up and continue to progress Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) further in the future? I was recently in Hyderabad, India at Interspeech, the largest dedicated speech conference in the ...Read more

27/09/2018

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 ...Read more

25/09/2018

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 ...Read more

24/09/2018

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 ...Read more

20/09/2018

Red Bee Media creates live automatic subtitling system

Read the article by Broadcast Now which details Speechmatics’ recent partnership with Red Bee Media, part of Ericsson, in a bid to make more unregulated content accessible to a wider audience. Tom Wootton, Product Manager at Red Bee Media, said: “We are constantly on the lookout for ways to optimise and improve our processes. Our ...Read more
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