Maqsam Introduces Arabic Speech Recognition

Maqsam, a cloud communications company, has launched Arabic automatic speech recognition (ASR) with language models that the company says have outperformed Google, Microsoft, and other regional competitors in the race to transcribe the diverse dialects of the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region.

Maqsam's ASR technology has been designed to transcribe the dialects of everyday spoken language in the MENA region over classical Arabic with its varying orthographies, phonetics, and phonological differences.

"Many years of experience went into achieving where we are today, and yet this is the tip of the iceberg. Our competitive advantage lies within our proudly native and capable regional team of engineers, machine learning task force as well as mentors who are celebrated global leaders in this particular discipline. Our goal is one where we are helping enable the MENA region to unleash its true potential within a global revolution rather than be an afterthought once more," said Sinan Taifour, CEO of Maqsam.

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