How AI Dubbing Will Change Everything: Building A Video Translator

How AI Dubbing Will Change Everything: Building A Video Translator

Tat Banerjee There is a very interesting piece of content we are looking at today. A team from IIIT-H (Indian Institute of Information Technology - Hyderabad) has build an AI which translates and lip-syncs a video from one language to another. This originally cam ...
How AI Transcription Fails And What To Do About It: AI Failed Rocketship

How AI Transcription Fails And What To Do About It

Tat Banerjee AI Transcription has been all the rage recently. Several companies have been coming out with new products to meet this requirement. What does it mean? Does it work? How to evaluate these products? We take a look and try to think behind the hype. Firs ...
One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

One Igbo Woman Trying To Save Her Language

Tat Banerjee Oddly, its the feel-good stories which we think are the most important. This week we had a few stories come by which show much progress is being made in the popularity of regional languages. Here at VideoTranslator we feel that most people are quite ...
How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

How To Reach Gen Z Using AI

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator we keep an eye on what everyone else is doing. Well, we try to anyways. And one of the better resources out there is Social Media Today. This article, ‘What Gen Z is Watching Online - and What That Means for Marketers in 2020 ...
Artificial Intelligence Saving the Animals

AI & Wildlife Preservation

Renee Dubé If there’s one thing most of us can agree on, it’s that wildlife preservation is important. The animals on this planet have been suffering a lot since we humans came on the scene. Luckily, there are amazing people out there trying to righ ...
Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Speaking In The Mother Tongue: AI Indian Languages

Renee Dubé We recently came across an article with the exciting news that the Indian government is planning on making its Internet content available in regional languages “to remove the language barrier among Indians." Currently websites are availabl ...
Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

Accessibility: Why It Matters And How To Avoid Being Sued

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator, we do a lot of work with clients who are part of the healthcare ecosystem. That being said, we are not transcribers, translators, voice over artists, or in this case, nurses/doctors. We use AI to do transcription, translation and ...
On The Brink Of Extinction: Nearly Dead Languages And The Dedicated Linguists Bringing Them Back To Life

On The Brink Of Extinction: Nearly Dead Languages And The Dedicated Linguists Bringing Them Back To Life

Renee Dubé Thousands of kilometres apart, and in incredibly different cultures; three linguists are doing their part to save the culture of their people through language. Masahiro Yamada and Natsuko Nakagawa in Japan and Kenny Pheasant in the United States are ...
The Weekly Roundup 30/01/20

Sign Languages: Their past, present and future

Renee Dubé For something that is used by an estimated 70 million people worldwide, there is still a lot we don’t know when it comes to the origin of sign language - luckily research is being done to change that. Going from the past to the future, Google T ...
Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

Quick Transcribe: For When You Need To Get Transcription Done Quickly

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator.Ai, we work closely with the Internationalization And Localization industry. This industry has many different participants, and they use our technology in different ways. As a software firm, the hardest thing is to really understan ...
The Weekly Roundup 21/01/20

Where are we heading with AI computing in the 2020s? And how human can they really become?

Renee Dubé We now well and truly know that Artificial Intelligence is here to stay (and in fact has been for quite some time), but what will become of it, and us, in the future? One author has some very interesting thoughts on how AI computing will reach beyond ...
Patch Notes: January 2020

Patch Notes: January 2020

Video Translator Engineering There are a number of bug fixes and patches, which may affect your experience. In fact, we hope it will affect your experience for the better! Images below are from our UAT environment. Please contact your relationship manager for more information or ...
An Old Language Is young Again...

An Old Language Is Young Again...

Tat Banerjee At VideoTranslator, we are big fans of the work of Tim Brookes. Recently, his work has included a kickstarter to create art work in traditional Nepalese script known as Ranjana. We look at a language he shone some light on today. We also look at work ...
What A Hindi Speaking AI Sounds Like

What A Hindi Speaking AI Sounds Like

Tat Banerjee A few posts ago we transcribed an Indian English video using a Speech-To-Text Indian English transcription Artificial Intelligence (AI). Today we are going to take the same idea forward, and now going to translate the video into Hindi. To recap, we u ...
Winning: We Won The JobsForNSW MVP Grant! Before, During And After...

Winning: We Won The JobsForNSW MVP Grant! Before, During And After...

Tat Banerjee DISCLAIMER: This blog post was updated after having a conversation with JobsForNSW. [3 Dec 2019] Please check the JobsForNSW website for updates. The process covered below changes regularly and DO NOT rely on the below to be correct going forward. It ...
Open Captions: Enhancements November 2019

Open Captions: Enhancements November 2019

Tat Banerjee Working with a prospect, we added a number of enhancements to our open captions workflow. If you are interested in what open captions are and what its use cases are please have a look at this blog post. Very simply open captions are generally used as ...
Transcribing Indian English: A Simple Guide To Using AI To Speed Up Transcription And Add Open Captions

Transcribing Indian English: A Simple Guide To Using AI To Speed Up Transcription And Add Open Captions

Tat Banerjee Today we are going to look at how to transcribe Indian English. Firstly of course, what is Indian English, and what does it sound like? How many such dialects exist? Have a look. Now that we know what Indian English sounds like, we are going to use a ...
Samples From A Voice Over Robot: French, German and Dutch

Samples From A Voice Over Robot: French, German and Dutch

Tat Banerjee Following on from last week’s blog post, where we looked at different English dialects, we are going to do much the same today in Dutch, French and German. Do you like the below examples? Let us know - we are super keen to hear what you think? ...
AI Dubbing: What Different Dialects Of English Sound Like

AI Dubbing: What Different Dialects Of English Sound Like

Tat Banerjee Today we are going to look AI dubbing and look at a few different samples of what an AI can sound like in English. We are going to do something pretty simple, we will use the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog for our seed text. If you don&rsquo ...
The Importance of Open Captions

The Importance of Open Captions for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

Renee Dubé It comes as no surprise that for hard of hearing and deaf people, closed captions are a necessity for being able to watch TV, films and online videos. We’ve mentioned before the need for more captions and subtitles to be present in cinemas and ...
Patch Notes: September 2019

Patch Notes: September 2019

Renee Dubé It’s been a busy month for us so far. There’s a lot of new and exciting features we’re still developing so watch this space! In the meantime, there are a couple of updates and patches to tell you about. Embedding Captions Previously ...
Why Post Video To Social Media: 3 Tips

Why Post Video To Social Media: 3 Tips

Kathleen Aikin Several recent reports show that video content outperforms every other type of post on social media. In other words, using video content in social media marketing is a very good strategy. In this post we look at some numbers, and try to work out what ...
How Video Transcription Works Explainer

How Video Transcription Works Explainer

Tat Banerjee We have been working really hard making a number of changes to our underlying application. Specifically we have (i) added a new architecture to our video processing, (ii) added a few more languages, (iii) large number of changes to the look/feel of t ...
Subtitling For The Win

Subtitling For The Win

Tat Banerjee It started with a Tweet, which was then picked up by the Guardian, re-Tweeted and the rest is history. The post got re-tweeted 70K+ times, and liked 74K+ times. That is clearly something which struck a cord. Why? Who is using subtitles or captions, w ...
Product Update: May 2019

Product Update: May 2019

Video Translator Engineering We have been putting in for a number of grant applications in the innovation space. One of the applications needed a small video as part of the application process. The video covers the basic use cases, and we added the captions to the asset. Please ...
Patch Notes: May 2019

Patch Notes: May 2019

Video Translator Engineering There are a number of bug fixes and patches, which may affect your user experience. Fixes include (a) and upload bug, (b) a naming convention enhancement, (c) a UI timing bug, (d) UI help bug, and (e) UI folder bug. May 2019: Upload Bug Previously, i ...