Speechmatics and Frontier volunteering at ChYpPS youth coding group in Cambridge

Children Master Scratch at ChYpPS Coding Club

Having formed a partnership with ChYpPS youth group last year, Speechmatics now delivers monthly coding workshops for children involved in the Cambridge-based community. This month, I was joined by two volunteers from Speechmatics as well as Laura and Stuart from Frontier Developments. Together, we delivered a coding workshop for the local children at Brown’s Field […]

18/06/2019

Boy watching television and girl using digital tablet in living room at home

Can Peppa Pig really educate future generations?

When you think of subtitles – or captions – what springs to mind? That they are useful when you can’t turn the sound up on your phone in a public space? That they provide accessibility and understanding to videos and tv programmes for the deaf or hard of hearing community. Me too… until recently when […]

17/06/2019

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

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

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

Speechmatics' Golang Meetup, learning about Prometheus

Learning about Prometheus at Speechmatics’ Go Meetup

Last week, Speechmatics welcomed attendees to its offices in Cambridge for our March Go Meetup where we discussed Prometheus. Speechmatics’ Go Meetup is held monthly and is a chance for people interested in Go to get together in Cambridge and learn more about the programming language. The Meetup is open to all knowledge levels and […]

05/04/2019

Speechmatics Announce Appointment of John Milliken as CEO

Milliken’s appointment signals Speechmatics’ intent to accelerate its growth as it leads the voice revolution Speechmatics, the Cambridge-based leaders in machine learning and automated speech recognition, is delighted to announce the appointment of John Milliken as its CEO. The appointment signals the company’s intent to expand to the next level, with John perfectly placed to […]

12/03/2019

Be a responsible communicator and don’t dismiss the ‘why’

Last week, I attended Stempra’s flagship training event in London. It was a one-day event and mainly for junior press officers trying to understand and improve how they communicate about STEM subjects. It’s clearly a jungle of data and hype they are having to work through, and I was pleased to be invited to contribute […]

11/03/2019