Microsoft’s most current Garage application, the organization’s brand for more experimental applications, is Group Transcribe, which lets groups of individuals capture real-time collective meeting transcriptions using their phones. It’s accessible for free right now on iOS.
“This app uses a multi-device approach to provide real-time, high-quality transcription and translation, so users can be more present and productive during in-person meetings and conversations,” Microsoft’s Lainie Huston said in a blog post.
Here’s the way it works. Every individual who wants to take part in the group transcription needs to download the Group Transcribe app. At that point, one individual commences a transcription, and they can invite others to join by sharing a five-letter conversation code, a QR code, or by joining the group transcription with close by sharing over Bluetooth.
At that point, the application will start transcribing the group’s discussion, noticing who said what. Group Transcribe can even additionally auto-translate things individuals say and show those interpretations in line as part of the transcription. Transcriptions are saved in the application so you can review or share them after a meeting.
Microsoft proposes that every individual taking part in the meeting should utilize their own phone “within arm’s reach” to have “the highest quality experience.” And in a FAQ, Microsoft says Group Transcribe doesn’t have a limit to the number of individuals can join a transcription, however it noticed that the application turns out best for “in-person meetings [with] up to four people.”
Microsoft doesn’t expect you to sign in with such an account to utilize the application — you simply need to enter your name and your favored language. The application sends information to the cloud as part of the transcription and speaker identification process, however Microsoft allows you to pick whether you want to share meeting recordings with the organization that it will use to help improve Microsoft’s speech recognition technologies.
What’s more, in case you’re making a group transcription, everybody in the group needs to have consented to share recordings before one is shared with Microsoft.