3 Mar 2018 Verbit Editorial
3min read

The Sudden Interest in Transcription

Transcription is not a new subject. So, why is everyone suddenly interested in it?

In ancient times, scribes would write hieroglyphics and scripts. Of course, today we don’t write on papyrus with quill dipped in ink; in this digital era, it’s all computerized. The following centuries have been recorded thanks to those who had committed to transcribing history. We learn in school about King Hammurabi of Babylonia and how he had issued the first written code of law in 1754 BC. Thanks to the endless number of transcribers from the beginning of literacy, civilization today can trace back to our roots and learn more about society.

Transcription has been prevalent throughout civilization ever since. The written language and all our historical records exist in our museums today and are used in modern law and other systems because of those who had made it possible. The human transcribers, then scribes, recorded as much information as they possibly can and anthropologists and historians alike are surely extremely grateful today.

What does transcription look like today?

We are living in the digital era. Almost every person owns a cell-phone; almost every cell phone contains voice-to-text technology. Speech recognition technology is shifting the digital landscape and improving the transcription market. The combination of the tradition human transcribers with the automated speech technology not only expedited the process giving you a shorter turnaround time but gives you a cheaper price point. All this without compromising on accuracy.

Why is transcription used?

Universities, law firms, television networks, and so many more businesses are recording a plethora of information and audio/video content. We always hear: “This call may be used for training and quality purposes.” That audio file needs to be stored somewhere and so do the days and days of lectures professors put up on the universities’ portals. Verbit offers not only an automated speech technology, but human transcribers to transcribe the file to over 99% accuracy. Even better, we offer faster services than our competitors for a lower price without compromising on accuracy.  Why’s that? To achieve our corporate mission: to make the world’s verbal content searchable.

Fast turnaround, low price, and high accuracy. How does Verbit do it all?

Artificial intelligence. Our custom Automated Speech Recognition technology contains a layer of artificial intelligence that regularly and automatically trains itself with every correction the transcriber makes. Essentially, the machine learns from its own mistakes. Our patented technology combined with our one-of-a-kind web-based management platform creates the most user-friendly experience with seamless integrations.

Transcription has been around for as long as written language has been. Not much has changed within our civilization in terms of documenting human accomplishments and development. With the advancements in technology and increasing demand for transcription services, Verbit is here to meet our society’s need and continue the human tradition that we now label as transcription.