London Tech Week cover image from the AI Summit

Talking AI at London Tech Week 2019

Last week was London Tech Week, a week that aims to unite tech and talent in a world-class hub of innovation. There were lots of emerging themes for conversation throughout the week, including Connecting Global Markets, Cybersecurity and Digital Transformation. Although all topics provided lots of excitement amongst the Speechmatics team, I had a particular […]

19/06/2019

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

Two laptops back to back on a table used for benchmarking blog

How to accurately benchmark speech technology providers

Speech-to-text accuracy (also discussed as word error rate or WER) and the number of languages supported are often quoted benchmarks when comparing speech-to-text products. But when looking at benchmarking from an operational perspective, there are many other factors that come into play that can make an integration exercise either very simple or much harder than […]

05/06/2019

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

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

Queen's Award for Enterprise

Royal Approval for Speechmatics

Machine Learning and Automatic Speech Recognition Company Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise Speechmatics, the Cambridge-based leaders in machine learning and automatic speech recognition, can today announce that it has been recognised for outstanding achievement in business by winning a coveted Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Its Automatic Linguist is a 2019 winner in the prestigious Innovation […]

23/04/2019

The Speechmatics team at NAB Show

What happens in Vegas, doesn’t stay in Vegas

Last week, some of the Speechmatics team attended NAB Show in Las Vegas. NAB Show is the largest show for media, entertainment and technology, covering broadcast, TV, radio, production, post production and much more. Arguably our biggest show of the year, we had high expectations and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We showcased our most advanced […]

17/04/2019

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