RESTON, Va., April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo360, a leading video platform for education, announced today a... - From PR Newswire (press release)
Echo360 leverages Amazon Transcribe automated speech recognition (ASR) technology to bring smarter search, greater student engagement, and a pathway to effective and affordable captioning for all academic video, designed to comply with strict global standards on data security RESTON, Va., April 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Echo360, a leading video platform for education, announced today a collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to integrate Amazon Transcribe within the Echo360 video platform to convert audio recordings into viewable, searchable text.
"We are proud of this collaboration with Echo360 as it provides an exciting opportunity to meet the unique needs of today's students, and support institutions who are innovating to encourage deeper engagement and active learning," said Swami Sivasubramanian, Vice President of Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services, Inc.
Amazon Transcribe is also able to detect different speakers in the audio to produce intelligible transcriptions ("who spoke when'').
Each transcript can then be aligned with the video based on the timestamps provided by Amazon Transcribe.
"Our platform is designed to provide students with active, engaged, and personalized video-based learning at any time on any device," said Fred Singer, CEO of Echo360.