Alrite is a Hungarian-developed state-of-the-art speech-to-text system that utilises advanced deep learning algorithms to convert spoken words into text while adhering to grammatical rules. The revolutionary technology, a genuine Hungarian success story, automatically adds necessary punctuation and ensures correct capitalisation. With an impressive accuracy rate of 90–95 per cent for general vocabulary, Alrite guarantees highly precise transcription.
Not only does Alrite transcribe and caption English audio and video files,
but supports eight other languages as well, including German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Turkish and Hungarian.
Transcribing and captioning audio and video files becomes virtually effortless with Alrite. Users can utilise their phone’s microphone or camera to record nearby audio sources or video material, which the app processes and converts into text within seconds. Moreover, the app allows users to upload files from their phone’s folders or popular online video sharing platforms for quick transcription and captioning. The recorded or uploaded files are conveniently saved as documents, granting users the ability to replay, edit, and even translate them directly within the application or through the web interface. Alrite offers an array of additional features, making it a comprehensive speech recognition mobile application. These bonus features include translation, downloading of generated files, advanced search function, the ability to share documents, different subscription options including
a limited free version.
Upon downloading the app, users can register quickly and gain access to the free monthly auto-renewable Starter subscription package, allowing them to utilise the provided features at no cost.
The practical uses of the app are endless. But it comes especially handy for journalists conducting interviews. As our readers must have noticed, Hungarian Conservative regularly publishes interviews with people coming from all walks of life—and from all kinds of countries! It is often a challenge to transcribe the interview, partly because of the time constraint, and partly because of the difficulty posed by the various English accents of our interviewees (mind you, however well our staff speaks and writes in English, none of us are native speakers). So when we learned about Alrite, we thought we’d give it a try, and it was a great decision. As it promises, the programme significantly
accelerates the process of turning an audio recording into a final, publishable article.
Of course the software is not infallible, and we have encountered the occasional mishearing of words, especially of names and places, so clearly a competent human is (luckily!) still required to produce the final text. But on the whole, Alrite is definitely more than just all right: it is an immensely helpful tool. The AI in fact works insanely fast and is able to transcribe an hour of conversation in about two minutes. To put this in perspective, transcribing a fifteen-minute interview can take up to an hour for a journalist. This means that using Alrite, one can reduce the time of writing and increase effectiveness, as the interviewer can instantly start the editing process without spending hours on typing and re-listening to the recording at hand.
Alrite is also helpful when there are accessibility issues. People with hearing difficulties are able to record a speech they want to understand, or even upload the video of it from a video sharing platform. These users receive the transcription of the videos or speeches in minutes and can read them instantly, not missing out on any information or knowledge. This process comes in handy in education as well. Whether secondary school students or university students, many can profit off recording a class, uploading it to Alrite and receiving the text-based version of said class. This is extremely helpful when a student cannot attend a class, but can ask one of their classmates to record the session.
Alrite is developed by the Hungarian Régens Ltd,
an IT company with over 30 years of professional experience, specialising in custom business software development, cloud and IT services, as well as web and mobile development. As a software development firm, it achieved outstanding results primarily in the fields of public administration and supply chain management. The company is the leading provider of customs software solutions in Hungary. Currently, it has more than 100 satisfied clients, ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises to Fortune 500 companies. Régens serves its clients’ needs through its headquarters in Budapest, development centre in Szeged, and an office in London.
This article was sponsored by Alrite.