Machine Learning

11/10/2018

Making broadcast captioning accessible with ASR

Read the article featured in The Broadcast Bridge detailing Speechmatics’ partnership with Red Bee Media, part for Ericsson, in a bid to make broadcast captioning accessible with Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR). Red Bee Media has introduced Speechmatics’ highly accurate ASR technology to apply captions to video content for online and social more efficiently and more ...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

28/09/2018

Speechmatics announces Red Bee Media partnership and launches Sounds Feature at IBC

Speechmatics attended IBC 2018, the world’s most influential media, entertainment and technology show from 14-18 September in Amsterdam. The exhibition showcased cutting-edge technologies built for the media and broadcast industry and attracted over 57,000 attendees and 1,700 exhibitors from 170 countries worldwide. Speechmatics had two exciting announcements leading up to the show, one being a ...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

12/09/2018

Speechmatics attend Interspeech in Hyderabad, India

Two of the speech team from Speechmatics visited Hyderabad in India last week for the 2018 Interspeech Conference. Held in the state-of-the-art Hyderabad International Convention Centre, the conference brought over 5,000 delegates from around the world. Key objectives were to learn about the latest developments in Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR), to discuss current trends, and ...Read more

05/09/2018

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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