Microsoft has started rolling out its live transcription service in Microsoft Teams. The latest addition comes after Zoom recently announced its own live transcription feature.
As the video-meeting market is currently experiencing increased competition, different companies are releasing live transcription functionalities. Back in December, Cisco announced its closed captioning service for Webex; Zoom last month brought live transcription to free accounts, and recently Google brought the live transcription feature to Chrome. Microsoft joins others to offer the feature for Microsoft Teams.
According to Microsoft, the live transcription feature can identify each speaker and captures audio in real time to provide a record of what was said during and after the meeting. Talking about the latest addition, Shalendra Chhabra said, “Delivering live transcription with high accuracy, minimal latency, and cost efficiency at enterprise scale has been one of the toughest challenges in the industry.”
“Over the last two years we’ve made significant strides in solving this problem and have dramatically improved our models for accuracy using meeting context in real time and cutting-edge AI.”
At the moment, the feature is only support for the desktop app and supports US English. The transcript is available on the desktop app in a tile labelled “Meeting Transcript” or via Teams on the web.