By Alain Francois
There are some situations where you are looking for real-time video conferences or courses. However, you are unfamiliar with the language or cannot hear properly due to outside circumstances. At this time, a written transcription is the only thing you can use if you cannot hear the audio. Alibaba Cloud empowers its consumers with real-time technologies for speech interaction with its Intelligent Speech Interaction solution.
Alibaba Cloud Intelligent Speech Interaction is a service developed based on state-of-the-art technologies, such as speech recognition, speech synthesis, and natural language understanding. It has been developed for enterprises to integrate Intelligent Speech Interaction into their products, enabling them to listen, understand, and converse with users and providing users with an immersive human-computer interaction experience. The service is suitable for various scenarios, such as intelligent Q&A, real-time recording for court trials, real-time subtitling for speeches, and transcription of audio recordings. It is currently available in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Korean, French, and Indonesian.
Intelligent Speech Interaction provides the services and features below:
In order to transcribe speech to text in real-time, we need to configure the Speech Recognition service of the Intelligent Speech Interaction.
The Speech recognition service works in some scenario cases listed below:
If you want to run the real-time speech recognition service, you need to run the Intelligent Speech Interaction service first.
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Log in to your Alibaba Cloud account and go to the Speech Interaction service:
You will be asked to activate the service on a popup message.
Alibaba Cloud offers a free trial for the Intelligent Speech Interaction service. It supports two concurrent calls at most and provides public concurrent service resources. Activate the service:
After that, you will be notified that the order is completed:
Now, you need to create a project:
Add a project name and a description. After creating a project, go to the project setting to select the service to use:
You will see the different services. You need to configure the Speech Recognition Service:
You will be asked to select a model to configure for the speech recognition service:
We will enable the _English Speech Recognition Model_. You can try to upload an audio file to test the real-time transcription. We will upload the audio version of this video of Alibaba Cloud regarding Artificial Intelligence:
The service is doing a real-time transcription on the test windows. You can confirm its use:
Now, the service has been set, and you can publish it. If you have a person's name, place name, or enterprise name that will be used, you can use the hotword to improve the vocabulary recognition results. You can add hotwords before validating the service:
The billing system bills you based on the service usage for processing speech or text data and the usage of additional features or resources of Intelligent Speech Interaction:
Please check the pricing billing methods page for more information
You may use Intelligent Speech Interaction in multiple business scenarios, such as customer service and court scenarios. The required service capabilities may vary with each scenario.
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