Microsoft has today announced the launch of a new ‘Group Transcribe’ for iOS, which offers real-time, high quality transcription and translation during in-person meetings and conversations.
The app lets conversation participants start a shared session and each leverage their phone’s microphone to capture a highly accurate transcript, showing who said what in real-time.
The app supports several languages in over 80 locales and also enables people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or non-native speakers to participate. Users can also leverage the real-time transcription to speak across different languages.
The Group Transcribe team collectively speaks over a dozen languages and dialects, and team members are passionate about connecting people across different cultures. “This can be a fantastic tool for communication. What I would love to see is for this to break down barriers for people speaking across multiple languages,” shares Franklin Munoz Principal Development Lead and one of the lead engineers who built the project.
Microsoft notes that its new Group Transcribe app is powered by cutting edge speech and language technology that is years in the making.
The project is designed around in-person meetings and can be used during socially distanced conversations or in closer proximity once safe to connect in person per local guidelines.