How to transcribe audio to text using Otter.ai?


Let’s learn how to transcribe audio to text using the Otter.ai app.

Opinion: Otter.AI is a great app to use while you are in a meeting or at school to record and automatically transcribe what is being said into text without you having to manually write things down. Otter.ai uses Artificial Intelligence to understand the words, the context and the right places to punctuate or stop. All by itself.

Otter.ai, a platform that lets users record conversations and automatically transcribes it using Artificial Intelligence has recently raised a fresh round of funding from NTT Docomo to add more features and fuel its expansion plans.

We tried Otter.ai app and it seemed pretty cool, the accuracy is almost 99% in understanding our accent.

We’ve made a short video on how to use the Otter.AI app to transcribe the conversation automatically.

Step 1: Download the Otter.AI app from the android play store here or iOS app store here.

Step 2: Install and signup for the service, I’ve picked the free plan and it offers 600 minutes of recording and transcription, if you’d like more, you can signup for their premium account.

Step 3: Once you’ve signed in. You’ll be redirected to the home screen of the app. Tap on the Microphone icon on the bottom right corner. and it would take you to an interface that looks like a note pad a few audio controls would be present at the bottom.

Step 4: Now all you have to do is, start recording the conversation and the app automatically transcribes the audio that is audible to text. Please make sure that an active internet connection is there as the app uses it to send soundbytes to its cloud service to cross verify and get a more accurate transcription.

Step 5: Once you are done, Tap on the stop recording button.

To view the entire transcription, you can go to the homescreen of the app where all your recorded transcripts are available. Pick the latest one that you have recorded and see the entire conversation that is transcribed. If you notice, the app would’ve also marked the transcription as Person 1 or Person 2 automatically based on the voices if there are two or more people. You can later rename it to the person’s name easily.

Once you have verified the transcript, you could choose to share it with others too for reference.

To share a transcript on Otter.ai app,

Step 1: Go to your notes, on the top right corner, tap on the Add people icon.

Step 2: From the list of people available in your contact, select the ones that you want to make the transcript available.

Step 3: Tap on send. The transcription should be on its way to their inbox.

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