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When Google rolled out its automatic captioning service for YouTube back in 2009, the results were far from great. Since then, Google’s speech recognition..
When Google rolled out its automatic captioning service for YouTube back in 2009 , the results were far from great. Since then, Google’s speech recognition technology has made massive strides, though, and while the service still makes its fair share of mistakes, it’s now quite good at making videos accessible to the deaf and hearing impaired. As the YouTube team announced today, the service has now captioned one billion videos and people watch video with captions 15 million times a day.
Google says the service is getting closer and closer to human transcription error rates and that all the various improvements the company has made over the years have led to a 50 percent increase in accuracy.

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