Does it work in
Scottish elevators yet?
Microsoft has added audio transcription to the paid-for version of Word Online, the in-browser edition of its ubiquitous word processor. Back in June 2018, Microsoft added dictation support to Word, Outlook, and OneNote online. Now the company has added transcription alongside it. Transcribing audio is a thankless but critical …
When My crow soft trains the Scots transcription service, they'd better not use the Scots Wikipedia...
I'm still sceptical about sending audio to the cloud for dictation. Is it really that difficult to do it locally given the power of modern computers and smartphones?
Yes I understand transcription is more difficult since there are different speakers not just one familiar one, but still...
Does dragon dictate work local-only? (or does anyone have any recommendations for a local-only dictation software)
Local voice dictation to text is over 20 years old as purchased package. Available free for over 15 years.
The main reason to use the cloud is allegedly to train the recognition engine's database (there is no real AI, it's just pattern matching). The real reason why it's now promoted as something in the cloud?
Available as free OS plug in to work with anything since XP and in MS Office since 2003? Without a corporate possibly storing it and no online connection needed.
Also on Mac and Linux for years.
Possibly also on iOS and Android, though the Android one seems to send everything to Google first.
Given the Rejects of Redmond constant failure to grasp most English speakers (native and non-native) do not speak with a West Coast US accent I am dubious about the accuracy of the transcriptions and how much time will be wasted cleaning up the trash produced by the 'service'. I work for a multinational company and with some regularity I speak with people who have a variety of accents (Scots, Irish, US Southern, German, Norwegian, Indian are just a few). As a nominal native speaker, some accents require me to pay very close attention to the speaker to understand them.