FL#199: Language recognition via Speechmatics

A British company called Speechmatics is working to build more accurate technology to turn spoken words into text across a wide range of different languages. We explore how the system might help journalists in the future.

Reporting by Lily Oppenheimer, Rachel Wise and Jessica King.

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Recordly, an interviewing tool for the Apple Watch, was the winner of the 2016 RJI Student Competition. It uses the watch as a remote control for tracking and highlighting audio interviews recorded on the iPhone, harnessing the power of IBM’s Watson artificial intelligence platform to provide real-time, speech-to-text transcriptions for reporters in the field at a fraction of the cost of other commercial services. The tool was designed and developed by five University of Missouri students from five different countries.

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