Transcription service Otter.ai has added a Chrome extension to enable customers using Google Meet to transcribe their meetings on the fly. Microsoft began making live transcription available in Teams late last year via its own transcription service. But with Google Meet, there hasn't been a good way to transcribe a meeting automatically as it happens; users report that Chrome plugins Google Meet Transcribe and Chat Transcribe don't perform well. Zoom, for its part, already has an integration with Otter. The Zoom partnership, however, requires an Otter Business subscription, a paid plan that charges $8.33 per user per month.
Otter.ai, an A.I.-powered transcription app and note-takers' best friend, has received a strategic investment from Japan's leading mobile operator and new Otter partner, NTT DOCOMO Inc. The two companies are teaming up to support Otter's expansion into the Japanese market where DOCOMO will be integrating Otter with its own A.I.-based translation service subsidiary, Mirai Translation, in order to provide accurate English transcripts which are then translated into Japanese. The investment was made by DOCOMO's wholly-owned subsidiary, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc., but the size was undisclosed. However, the new round was $10 million in total, we're told. To date, Otter has raised $23 million in funding from NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Fusion Fund, GGV Capital, DFJ Dragon Fund, Duke University Innovation Fund, Harris Barton Asset Management, Slow Ventures, Horizons Ventures, and others.
If you have to deal with transcribing interviews as part of your daily work (like we do), you'll find a welcome partner in the new Otter app. Developed by former employees from Google and a speech-recognition veteran Nuance, Otter is a free service that transcribes speech on the go through the power of artificial intelligence (AI).
Otter is where conversations live. It records and takes meeting notes for you in real time, so you can stay focused on the conversation and rest assured that information, actions, attendees are captured, easily searchable, and shareable with your team. Also available online at https://otter.ai . Supercharge your note taking with AI and use Otter for all your meetings, interviews, lectures, and everyday voice conversations. Many Uses of Otter Take meeting notes automatically Share meeting minutes and summary with teammates to keep everyone in sync Invite collaborators to edit and highlight meeting notes Record and transcribe interviews, lectures, podcasts, videos, webinars, keynotes Provide live captioning to deaf, hard-of-hearing, ESL people, and anyone with accessibility needs Record & Transcribe Live Record instantly in one tap, with widget and shortcut too Transcribe in real time (when online) with high accuracy Highlight the key points to review later Insert photos of whiteboard discussions, slides, etc. Scroll back to grab a quote or revisit a point Input audio via built-in mic or Bluetooth device Enrich Notes with AI Punctuate, capitalize, and break paragraphs automatically Identify speakers (after some training) Generate word clouds and summary keywords; tap on a word to jump to where it was said Share & Collaborate Start a recording inside a group to share the transcript live Invite group members to view, edit, and highlight collaboratively Share externally via links Include a link in your tweet to embed an interactive transcript Search & Playback Search the text so you don't have to scrub through the whole audio Playback at adjustable speeds Follow along the highlighted word as the audio is playing Tap on any word to skip the audio to that spot Edit & Highlight Edit the text to correct any errors Tag the speakers to label the paragraphs and train Otter to identify speakers too Highlight sentences in one tap Organize & Export Organize your conversations into personal folders Copy to clipboard, or share directly into other apps Export text as PDF, TXT, or SRT Export audio as MP3 Import & Sync Import audio (aac, m4a, mp3, wav, wma) and video (avi, mov, mp4, mpg, wmv) Sync with your Zoom (Pro or higher) account to transcribe cloud recordings Upload from Call Recorder - ACR or other call recording apps Sync with your calendars to get reminders to record your meetings and auto-title your notes Import your contacts to make it easier to share Back up your data to Otter's cloud automatically and access securely from any device Otter Premium Get 6,000 minutes of transcription per month Bulk export More playback speeds and skip silence Otter for Teams Built for teams and organizations Capture, organize, and share valuable knowledge collaboratively Manage accounts and billing centrally Learn more at otter.ai/teams
Otter.ai to Bring AI-Powered Meeting Note Collaboration Service to Japan in partnership with NTT DOCOMO Partnership includes Investment and Customer Trials of Otter's Real-Time Transcription Los Altos, CA, January 23, 2020 –Otter.ai DOCOMO made a strategic investment in Otter through its wholly-owned subsidiary NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Inc. and announced plans for its AI-based translation service subsidiary to integrate Otter's meeting note collaboration into its offering to provide highly accurate English transcripts translated into Japanese. As a part of Otter's customer engagement with DOCOMO the Otter Voice Meeting Notes application is being used on a trial basis in Berlitz Corporation's English language classes in Japan. Students use Otter to transcribe and review the content of lessons, click on sections of text, and initiate voice playback. DOCOMO, Otter.ai and Berlitz are expanding their collaboration in language education to verify Otter's effectiveness in the study of English DOCOMO is featuring Otter during demonstrations at the DOCOMO Open House 2020, taking place in the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition complex January 23 and 24, 2020.