Man speaking about speech technology at the SpeechTEK conference

Discovering applications of speech technology at SpeechTEK

The conference At the end of April, I went to Washington DC to attend SpeechTEK 2019, the world’s leading speech technology and AI conference. The event was exactly how I’d imagined with tracks covering all aspects of speech technology with leading experts giving keynote talks on delivering and deploying speech technologies in all types of […]

14/05/2019

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 […]

17/12/2018

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, […]

15/11/2018

System Architecture at Speechmatics

System architecture can mean so many things when it comes to software, especially in a fast-paced industry like speech technology. So, what is it like being a System Architect for Speechmatics? My goal is to reliably deliver world-class Automatic Speech Recognition technology that runs efficiently on everything from small devices in meeting rooms, partner appliances […]

05/11/2018

A new starter Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics

A day in the life of a Software Development Engineer at Speechmatics is always varied. Having joined the Engineering team only 7 months ago, I’ve already been involved in a number of different projects, being exposed to many new learnings and new experiences which has been a very positive and enjoyable experience so far. More […]


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 […]

11/10/2018

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 […]

09/10/2018

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 […]

28/09/2018

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 […]

27/09/2018

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 […]

25/09/2018