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Google launches an improved speech-to-text service for developers

Only a few weeks after launching a major overhaul of its Cloud Text-to-Speech API, Google today also announced an update to that service’s Speech-to-Text voice recognition service. The new and improved Cloud Speech-to-Text API promises significantly improved voice recognition performance. The new API promises a reduction in word errors around 54 percent across all of Google’s  tests, but in…

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SpeechKit Communication

This is a document to use to help communicate the SpeechKit mission, brand and product. It is intended that this will help direct website and other marketing material.  What is SpeechKit? SpeechKit is a service that provides news publishers access to the latest Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Text-To-Speech (TTS) technology. The service democratises these…

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WordPress Instruction

Log into your WordPress Dashboard. Go to Plugins > Add new. Search for “SpeechKit” or download here Press ‘Install Now’ ‘Activate’ the SpeechKit Plugin. Go to Settings > SpeechKit. Copy and paste the Project Id below into settings then do the same for the API key. Tick ‘Enable SpeechKit’.

Corporate Japan despairs at UK’s lack of clarity over Brexit

Head of powerful business lobby warns a no-deal exit would be ‘disastrous’. Japanese companies are increasingly frustrated by the double talk from the British government over Brexit and are hamstrung on how to respond, according to the head of Japan’s most powerful business lobby. “We just can’t do anything. Everyone is seriously concerned,” said Hiroaki…

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The metrics that matter

‘Working in media organisations is kind of like playing Where’s Waldo’, said Esra Dogramaci, Senior Editor, Digital at DW, during her session ‘How to build digital strategy’ at the International Journalism Festival. According to Dogramaci, the media landscape is so crowded that organisations find it hard to distinguish themselves. They look at their competitors and copy…

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