Speechmatics’ Custom Dictionary helps live broadcasters never get names wrong in subtitles again

The easy-to-use interface allows customers to quickly add context specific words to Speechmatics’ dictionary simply via text Today, Speechmatics is announcing the launch of Custom Dictionary, a new feature for the company’s current speech-to-text transcription offering. Live broadcast subtitling has a recognised problem when it comes to names and place names. Custom Dictionary (CD) lets […]

04/04/2018

Talking vs typing. What does the future hold for speech?

It is clear that we’re living in a speech revolution, with the advent of Virtual Personal Assistants (VPAs – or more commonly recognised as Siri and Alexa) allowing us to communicate with our computers and phones more efficiently through our own voices. But will talking ever overtake typing? Some experts think it will, and sooner […]

22/03/2018

Speech recognition revolutionising technology at MWC 2018

Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress (or MWC for short) is the largest mobile event of the year, with more than 2,400 companies showcasing pioneering products and services across a massive 120,000 net square metres of exhibition space. In the past, MWC has facilitated the launch of the latest smartphones, tablets and wearables as well as revealing […]

09/03/2018

Supporting the growth of emerging markets

India is considered to be one of the largest emerging markets across the globe. With an expected 7.2% growth for 2017 and 7.7% for 2018 as explained by Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley and the 2nd largest population in the world. With 521,000,000 Hindi speakers as their primary language (as of 2016 report) we decided to […]

15/06/2017

Four cities and a lot of Sichuan  

An event with DIT is always an exciting prospect and the recent mission to China was no exception and truly delivered beyond expectation. We visted Guangzho, Shenzen, Chengdu, Guiyang in the space of a week and it is amazing to see the pace of technology innovation in China and how they are pushing their 2020 […]

08/06/2017

What does AI and machine learning actually mean?

I recently read an article on how language led to the Artificial Intelligence revolution and the evolution of machine learning and it got me thinking. To start it’s good to know and understand what we are talking about. Wikipedia says ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI) is intelligence exhibited by machines. In computer science, the field of AI research defines itself as the study […]

07/06/2017

How big is the gap between academic and commercial speech recognition systems?

Speech recognition has been making a lot of noise in the last few years, both academically and commercially. Let’s begin with commercial. Many big companies have begun launching their own voice assistants, such as Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Speech is the biggest form of communication used by humans but due […]

02/06/2017

Making speech recognition real-time at NAB 2017

This year’s NAB show coincided with a big step forward for us at Speechmatics in terms of creating a productised real-time speech-to-text system. We had intended to simply attend the show, look for customers and observe at the state of play in the industry as NAB is the biggest broadcast and media conference in the […]

12/05/2017

What does it take to be a non-techie in a deep technology company?

It all began at the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) awards ceremony 3 years ago, where I won an award on the night with £1,000 prize money. And today I’m sitting in our new offices, surrounded by 32 full-time employees watching as our company continues to scale rapidly in 2017. So how did it happen? I […]

10/03/2017

The language of Romance

When we hear Catalan nowadays we think of Barcelona, of Gaudí, of Miró and the strange sounding language with hints of Spanish that so many Barcelona dwellers speak – and this makes us question why we bothered learning Spanish at school. However, the breadth and depth of Catalan stretches much further than that. It is […]

10/02/2017

     

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