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conference call tech

2016-05-20 23:09:09.015468+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Using open source software and IBM's Watson to zone out during conference calls:

Newlan's python script starts to run when a meeting begins and his computer's microphone listens in the background. It uses an open source speech recognition program to recognize phrases based on the silences between people's sentences. Then it uses IBM Watson's speech-to-text service to transcribe what's said.

Whenever his name is mentioned, the program sends him a 30 second transcript of what was said before his name was mentioned (and a little after).

Newlan's script then waits 15 seconds and plays a pre-recorded audio file of him saying, "Sorry, I didn't realize my microphone was on mute."

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#Comment Re: conference call tech made: 2016-05-21 00:52:22.434116+00 by: Jack William Bell

Brilliant! Want!

#Comment Re: conference call tech made: 2016-05-22 02:47:11.644624+00 by: mkelley

Not an IBM shill but I've looked at the Watson services for work. Sign up for Bluemix and you'd have free access to this same thing.

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