Monday, July 8th, 2024

The Rising Importance of Cybersecurity in the Transcription Industry

In recent years, the transcription industry has experienced significant growth, driven by advancements in technology and the increasing need for accurate and efficient documentation. As the industry evolves, a critical area of focus has reemerged: security. With sensitive data being handled daily, ensuring cybersecurity has become a top priority for reputable transcription companies. The Growing 

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Friday, July 5th, 2024

The Limitations of Machine Learning for Transcription

For the past 25 years, it’s been a major research goal in the field of computer science to build an artificial intelligence (AI) that’s capable of accurate language recognition.

It’s clear that huge strides have been made, with developments in machine learning and natural language processing allowing technology companies to build impressive AIs like Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and Amazon’s Alexa. These digital assistants can now accomplish some pretty impressive feats – whether you’re lost in a strange city, craving a pizza or just want to blast out some music, they’ve got your back. Just ask a question and they’ll listen, understand, and offer a solution to your query.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Cheap Transcription vs. Great Value

Is it really worth paying for professional transcription? ‘You get what you pay for’ is an idiom you often hear these days. In a world where AI is appearing in every industry and company around the world, what does this mean when you need to get a transcription of an audio or video file? There 

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Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Will Speech-to-Text Apps Ever Replace Human Transcription?

Speech-to-text apps are often used on the go by busy individuals to make notes, send messages, or translate simple words into other languages. In recent years these apps have made significant strides in terms of accuracy and efficiency, but there are several reasons why they should never actually replace traditional transcription services. In this article, 

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Friday, March 22nd, 2024

Does Language Familiarity Impact Transcription Accuracy?

Language is an amazing thing. It can communicate anything and everything, from the simplest concepts to the most complex ideas imaginable, helping people from diverse backgrounds meet at a common understanding. However, knowing the words of a language isn’t the same as truly understanding it. The building blocks of a language can look different depending 

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Thursday, March 14th, 2024

The Importance of Having Accurate Transcriptions

Since a transcription document is essentially a written version of what someone has said, it must be done accurately. Transcription in some industries may allow a little room for error, but others are not so forgiving. For example, in fields like HR, legal, and medical, one tiny mistake could change the context of an entire 

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Content Creators – Add Words to Your Voice with Audio Transcription

From podcasts to presentations, many businesses and individuals today are creating audio and video content to promote either themselves or the industry they represent. Once the recording has been completed, however, the content creator’s work is not yet over. In reaching the goal of full engagement with your target audience, or to attract new viewers, 

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Tuesday, March 5th, 2024

Why Accuracy is So Important in Transcription

In today’s world of advanced technology, it’s now easier than ever to record presentations, interviews, conversations, discussions and focus group meetings, to mention just a few applications. All of this spoken data is of immense value because it records genuine facts and opinions of people that are relevant to whoever has commissioned the recording. This 

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Friday, March 1st, 2024

Is Hiring a Transcription Company Really Faster Than Doing it Myself?

In the world of transcriptions, there’s one thing we hear quite a lot, and that is, ‘Well, I could probably do it faster myself.’ This is a widely held belief, and most people think that transcription can’t possibly take very long. After all, if you only have an hour of audio, shouldn’t it only take 

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Tuesday, February 20th, 2024

Lost in Translation: Examples of AI transcript blunders that will leave you giggling!

In the world of AI, machines strive to understand and replicate human language. Let’s explore some of the funny and maybe not-so-funny errors that we have come across this month, when doing our quarterly tests on the leading AI transcription providers: “From then, I was allergic to most months” which should be “From then, I 

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