Microsoft Neural Network Beats Human Professional Transcribers

Wow! Microsoft pitted its neural network-powered transcription against profession human transcriptionists – and the computer won. “In a report released Monday, researchers pitted Microsoft’s NIST 2000 automated system against professional transcriptionists and found for the first time a higher error rate among humans than computers…. Earlier this year, in conjunction with University of Washington and Stanford University, Baidu Research announced that the Baidu program Deep Speech 2 was able to transcribe speech three times faster than humans can type with their fingers.”

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