Speechmatics to Launch Real-Time Speech Translation and Transcription Together

Speechmatics, a speech recognition technology scaleup, plans to amplify its real-time transcription capabilities by providing real-time speech translation in an all-in-one API.

Speechmatics has developed real-time translation, offering 69 language pairs to and from English, including German, Spanish, and Vietnamese. The all-in-one API can also translate multiple languages in one request. For example, a single audio stream can provide real-time English transcription and translation to Japanese, French, Hindi, Mandarin, and Korean simultaneously.

Speechmatics' real-time translation provides a sliding scale to enable customers to tailor the speed (latency) and/or accuracy to meet their needs. The all-in-one API streamlines processes and speeds up workflows for businesses by combining real-time transcription and translation in one API.

Generating translated speech in one API lets them caption live stream content and news for viewers from around the world. Similarly, contact centers can scale operations to handle multiple languages using automation and offer improved customer experiences in native languages.

"This is a landmark development for speech recognition technology, and we are proud to remain at the forefront of innovation, demonstrating the commitment to our mission to understand every voice," said Damir Derd, head of sales engineering at Speechmatics, in a statement. "This new offering opens up a truly global market for our customers with almost instant translation from the spoken word. As demand from viewers in different regions increases for TV shows and broadcast, sports, events, podcasts, game streaming, YouTube, and social media videos, the need for captioned videos in multiple languages has too. We are excited to launch this capability to our customers in the next few weeks and will be continuing to work toward adding even more languages and enabling the engine to translate between languages so the default isn't always English."

"Speechmatics provides the most accurate speech-to-text on the market for pre-recorded files and live streams. Adding real-time translation to its all-in-one API is game-changing for live broadcast captions," Ken Frommert, president of ENCO, said in a statement.

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