The Great Speechmatics Treasure Hunt

Last week, Speechmatics’ employees took to the streets of Cambridge on a City-wide, riddle solving treasure hunt. Employees were split into equal teams before scouring Cambridge for clues and riddles placed in numerous locations around the City by our very own Pirate Pete… “G’Arghh.” Before the start of The Great Speechmatics Treasure Hunt, teams were […]

30/04/2018

Innovative technology will help the finance sector with compliance

Read the article from our CEO, Benedikt von Thüngen’s about his thoughts on how Speechmatics’ innovative technology will help the finance sector with compliance. Global Banking & Finance

27/04/2018

Custom Dictionary – the technical edit

I am sure we can all remember a time when we misheard something and requested it to be repeated or perhaps just guessed what was said and carried on. Well, computers are no different, except in many cases, there is no possibility to ask for things to be repeated. When you guessed what was said, […]

10/04/2018

Top tips for succeeding in a hyped-up market

Read the article on what top tips our CEO, Benedikt von Thüngen has for succeeding in an over-hyped market in CEO Monthly. CEO Review


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

Speechmatics take on the French Alps

A group from the Speechmatics team swapped their desks with the snowy French Alps last week as they embarked on a team ski trip. On arrival to Nice the team were met with lots of rain and fog – certainly not a winning combination when it comes to skiing – nevertheless, the team was resilient. […]

13/03/2018

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

Automatic speech-to-text service without the hassle

Why are speech-to-text services hard to use? I came across a blog from Luis Quintanilla where he produced a console app to transcribe podcasts using the Microsoft Speech API. The thing that instantly struck me was the hoops that he had to jump though to transcribe the podcast. The app had to: Transcode the audio […]

20/02/2018

A ‘spooky’ month at Speechmatics

Early in October we invited Jim Stokes from CamFire and Dave ‘Robbo’ Robertson (former East Cambs fire chief) in to give us some all-important fire safety training. Jim took us through the uses of different fire extinguishers and we then got to head outside to have a go with each of them. Dave then put […]

10/11/2017

     

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