The world is full of text-to-speech devices. Kindle broke ground on that commercially, and software to turn your written content into a pithy robotic voice is a dime-a-dozen.
But what if you wanna go the other direction? Well, now. Speech-to-text seems to be a lot harder! There are plenty of COSTLY transcription services, and most of them involve paying a human to listen and tap out the words on a keyboard.
LET AI DO IT
Now, there’s DeepGram. I have NOT tried DeepGram yet, but I’m profoundly intrigued to see if someone has actually cracked this nut without resorting to a human being the translator. I use Dragon Naturally Speaking in the newsroom to transcribe interviews, but the software is expensive, and in that case, *I* am the human interface to speak
From the DeepGram Blog of Oct 10, the instructions are:
- Drag and drop to upload any audio file
- Search by sound, not just the text, to find exactly what you’re looking for
- Edit using the transcript editor to make it perfect
- Use the transcription for closed captions, meeting notes, and boosting SEO
Is your brain clicking away at the possibilities like mine?
The other tool I’ve
Well somebody beat me to the frustration of
…and here’s another one: just as dirt-simple to use as you’d find anywhere: HEIC to JPG Converter.