Artificial Intelligence

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

What’s in a trademark?

When referring to names that are trademarked it can be important to display this. The use of the trademark symbol enables others to respect and not infringe on intellectual property, deterring them from attempting to use the name or mark for their own business, preventing confusion in the marketplace about the identity of a product or service. ...Read more

04/09/2018

What’s in an acronym?

Acronyms are often understood and used more than their unabbreviated form. This occurs nearly everywhere, for example, ‘BLT’ is just as understood in a restaurant as ‘Bacon Lettuce and Tomato.’ In some cases, the acronym is more common than the complete form, PM is used for afternoon and hardly ever do people say “Post Meridian”, ...Read more

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