Reply To: Audio Visual Oral History

Kaia Landon

No, that future is not here yet.

While there is software that can transcribe audio (Dragon Naturally Speaking is the main one), it relies on being trained to a specific speaker. You speak into the software and correct it when it gets things wrong, so that eventually it learns how you speak, and transcribes accordingly. Since it has to be trained, there’s no way to use it with pre-recorded audio or video.