Aug 19, 2020 - Technology adds live event transcription


Audio transcription service is expanding into events — both live and virtual — turning conversations into text in real time.

Why it matters: is pitching it as a way for digital events to stand out amid growing competition.

Details: Otter for Events transcribes online events, including Zoom webinars.

  • Real-time transcripts allow for video captioning on the fly and make events more accessible.
  • The service can handle multiple simultaneous break-out sessions, as well as both public and private groups.
  • The company's paid Otter for Teams business customers can access the basic service at no additional cost. A premium service for very large events, either in-person or strictly online, is also available and was recently used at the New York-New Belfast Conference 2020

Flashback: previously demoed its ability to transcribe an event at TechCrunch Disrupt back in 2018.

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