Ever wanted a podcast transcription? Or maybe a transcription of a conference call? Well, speech recognition software is getting really good. Take a look at this post for the low-down on Nuance‘s Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9.
It worked better before I trained it than after. This suggests that the latest line from Nuance: "No training required" is true.
The blog post also talks about Voice Perfect, an Australian company which has a system which will transcribe and colour-code and time-stamp speakers’ contributions during a meeting. Even if they’re speaking at the same time. (Clue: a recording channel per speaker.)