Transcription refers to the process of converting recorded speech into text. Traditionally, a person listens to the recording and types the spoken words into a document. This can be a time consuming process and with advances in artificial intelligence it is now possible to produce an automated transcript.
Artificial intelligence and natural language processing technology has made significant advances in recent years – especially in the ability to understand speech that is colloquial. Problems still arise, however, and a human often needs to check the transcript to ensure that no errors have been made and that the meaning of the spoken words is retained.
In large part, however, automated transcription can capture the meaning of recorded speech and is a faster and less expensive method than using human transcription services. There are many apps available for both desktop computers and mobile phones that offer this service.