YouTube adds speech recogntion
YouTube has just spliced Google VoiceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s speech recognition technology into the video captioning process to create a frighteningly powerful mashup: auto captioning. Yup, YouTube now captions your webcam rants for you, so thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s no more mucking around with timestamps. But thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just the start for what this pairing could do on the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s biggest video sharing site.
Rolling out in the next few days across a sleek few channels, YouTubeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s auto captioning technique scans the soundtrack of a video for words, then chucks the words up on screen in sync, as teletext subtitles do on TV, but without the need for manual transcription.
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