Machine Learning

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

07/11/2018

Pumpkin carving and marshmallow toasting for Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

Last week, the Speechmatics team took part in some fun activities in aid of our charity of the year, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust. The team raised money carving pumpkins for Halloween and enjoying an early finish on Friday with a themed bonfire night including beer, toasted marshmallows and sparklers. We are excited to announce that the ...Read more

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 ...Read more

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
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