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App aims to help journalists translate speech into any language

App aims to help journalists translate speech into any language

Reuben Stern, Reynolds Journalism Institute | August 02, 2017

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.

Additional information:

  • A key aspect of the technology is that it can operate efficiently as part of software running directly on a user’s mobile device, according to the Cambridge Independent
  • The company recently received an infusion of investment capital to bring its technology to market.

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