If the network is bad in online meetings or in class, it is often difficult to listen. The online video conferencing app Zoom has come up with a new feature to solve this problem. Live captions will now appear on zoom calls. As a result, if the audio is not heard or understood in the online meeting, it can be seen in the caption. Speech-to-text transcription company Otter.ai is providing this technology to Zoom.
How to see live captions in Zoom video calling?
Live captions can be seen directly in the call just seconds later. This facility was also available on other video calling platforms. But in most cases, these captions did not fit properly. However, this new live caption technology from Zoom is expected to be much more appropriate.
For now, Zoom’s live captions will only support English. As a result, especially for those whose mother tongue is not English, it will be easier to understand what the speaker is saying in the caption. Various English accents, such as American, Indian, British, and even Scottish, Chinese, and other European accents, will be supported.
Otter.ai is a well-known name in the speech-to-text market. They have been using this technology for 2 years now. They are also available as a mobile app and web-based tool for this technology. This makes it possible to create transcripts of online meetings. They have launched a feature called Live Notes that allows listeners to see transcripts of what the speaker is saying during video conferencing. This technology is so advanced that different people’s voices can register their speeches under different names in China.
This new feature after Live Notes is arranging live captions in Zoom. As a result, there is no need to go to Live Notes separately. Live captions can be seen in the meeting during the zoom meeting.
Sang Leon, the founder of Otter.ai, said: “It’s extremely convenient for people with hearing impairments, especially for those who are not fluent in English for international work. There will be many benefits in the field of education as a result of this caption in the online class. ”
However, this transcription cannot be said to be accurate. Some sentences and words are forgotten. However, all in all, this live caption is very appropriate. Like Lyon, the more users use this tool, the more they will benefit from improving the tool. As a result of the increase in the online activity of everyone due to overcrowding, they have got a lot of opportunities to improve. They have already transcribed a total of 1 billion minutes of audio for 30 million meetings.