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Google Cloud Speech-to-Text

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What is Google Cloud Speech-to-Text?

Speech-to-Text on Google Cloud is a tool used to convert speech into text using an API powered by Google’s AI technologies. The vendor states users can transcribe content in real time or from stored files; deliver a better user experience…

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Use it!

8 out of 10
March 17, 2024
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Transcribed text from various audio sources can be analyzed to extract insights, trends, and patterns. This can be particularly useful in …
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Speech to Text

5 out of 10
March 12, 2024
Incentivized
This technology is incredibly helpful for the organization as it allows us to take more impactful notes during meetings and ensure all of …
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What is Google Cloud Speech-to-Text?

Speech-to-Text on Google Cloud is a tool used to convert speech into text using an API powered by Google’s AI technologies. The vendor states users can transcribe content in real time or from stored files; deliver a better user experience in products through voice commands; and, gain insights from…

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What is Google Cloud Speech-to-Text?

Google Cloud’s Speech API processes more than 1 billion voice minutes per month, and boasts close to human levels of understanding for many commonly spoken languages. Powered by Google's AI research and technology, Google Cloud's Speech-to-Text API helps users to accurately transcribe speech into text in 73 languages and 137 different local variants. Google’s deep learning neural network algorithms can be leveraged for automatic speech recognition (ASR), and ASR cam be deployed wherever it is needed, whether in the cloud with the API, on-premises with Speech-to-Text On-Prem, or locally on any device with Speech On-Device.

Google Cloud Speech-to-Text Features

  • Supported: Global vocabulary
  • Supported: Streaming speech recognition
  • Supported: Speech adaptation
  • Supported: Speech-to-Text On-Prem
  • Supported: Multichannel recognition
  • Supported: Noise robustness
  • Supported: Domain-specific models
  • Supported: Content filtering
  • Supported: Transcription evaluation

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Google Cloud Speech-to-Text Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

Speech-to-Text on Google Cloud is a tool used to convert speech into text using an API powered by Google’s AI technologies. The vendor states users can transcribe content in real time or from stored files; deliver a better user experience in products through voice commands; and, gain insights from customer interactions to improve service.

Azure AI Speech, Amazon Transcribe, and IBM Watson Speech to Text are common alternatives for Google Cloud Speech-to-Text.

The most common users of Google Cloud Speech-to-Text are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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March 17, 2024

Use it!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Transcribed text from various audio sources can be analyzed to extract insights, trends, and patterns. This can be particularly useful in market research, product feedback sessions, or even in medical and legal professions for analyzing patient consultations or legal proceedings. Or educational institutions, Speech-to-Text can facilitate the creation of written materials from lectures and classes, supporting students who benefit from reading material in addition to or instead of listening.
  • For organizations producing video or audio content, Speech-to-Text can be used to generate subtitles or transcripts, making content accessible to a broader audience, including those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • By transcribing customer service calls in real-time, businesses can automate the categorization and routing of calls based on their content, improving response times and customer satisfaction.
  • In industries where compliance with regulations is crucial, Speech-to-Text can help in automatically transcribing meetings and calls to ensure that all discussions are documented and reviewable for compliance purposes.
  • Better recognition of a wider range of accents and dialects to ensure inclusivity and fairness in service provision.
Analyze the transcribed text to identify common issues, trends, and customer sentiments, which inform product improvements and customer service training.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Google Cloud Speech-to-text has given me more time for writing and editing materials instead of transcribing a lot. My Team works on creating a lot of SOPs and KGDs, so this functionality helps us reduce the actual amount of time spent transcribing the documents and just working on the actual document to edit and process it.
  • Properly transcribes and translates words.
  • The report generated is super efficient and is done pretty quickly.
  • Multiple languages are supported.
  • The cost is such that only bigger organisation can afford it.
  • It could provide us with list of alternative words for every sentence.
  • The integration is difficult for beginners.
The Speech-to-Text is well suited if you have a lot of documents that need to be prepared as a DOP for other teams to look at and work on. The transcription is very accurate.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
One of our clients required live transcription for their VoIP-based call center solution. To fulfill this requirement, we seamlessly integrated Google Cloud's speech-to-text service. We chose this solution for its ease of integration and excellent performance. Our existing call center product lacked the feature of real-time text transcription for live calls. We opted to integrate Google Cloud's speech-to-text functionality to address this gap. This decision proved highly effective in resolving the problem, as it provided one of the most reliable and accurate transcription solutions available.
  • Transcription of audio content.
  • Real-time captioning.
  • Voice analytics.
  • Accent understanding of the live calls.
  • Does not work efficiently when not having great internet connectivity.
  • A bit costly.
Google Cloud speech-to-text is best suited when you want to work on live calls and transcribe interviews, meetings, customer service calls, and other audio or video recordings into text format. This helps create searchable archives, generate meeting minutes, and improve accessibility for individuals with hearing impairments. The service can provide real-time captioning for live events, webinars, broadcasts, and presentations. This enhances accessibility for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those viewing content in noisy environments or without sound. It does not work well where the internet bandwidth is not that good; it requires a very good and strong internet connection to work well. And also where there are strong accents, especially in the Mandarin language.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have to record a lot of information in a short time. sometimes this is a real rescue, but than it depends on the complexity of phrases and mix of medical Latin expressions and other stuff.
in some cases we need to text while traveling and this is a good solution.
  • Convert speech to text in English + Hebrew
  • Auto correction
  • Latin expressions
  • Punctuations
Taking notes quickly between meetings or sessions or treatments.
recording summaries of lectures for students.
drafting documents and homework.
less suites when complexity take place.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
It is a fantastic tool that helps a lot in meetings. It's an efficient tool for improving efficiency by saving a lot of time typing. It saves at least 40-50% of our time, thus increasing efficiency. The amazing thing I liked about it was its accuracy in using multiple accents and multiple languages. It also takes punctuation, which is an added plus.
  • An amazing tool which helps a lot in a meetings.
  • It's an efficient tool for improving efficiency by saving a lot of time typing. It saves at least 40-50% of our time, thus increasing efficiency.
  • Incredible accuracy with multiple accents & multiple language.
  • It takes punctuation into consideration.
  • Implementation is a challenging & time consuming.
  • It's pricey. So, you only have to use the relevant services/features. Therefore, exploring is limited.
  • Sometimes, one needs to be very aware of background noises. It would be great if noise cancellations were introduced.
  • There will be lag in conversion at times due to a poor internet connection. If this can be addressed somehow, that would be great.
Well Suited: 1. An Amazing tool that helps a lot in meetings. 2. It's an efficient tool for improving efficiency by saving a lot of time in typing. It saves at least 40-50% of our time, thus increasing efficiency. 3. The amazing thing I liked about it is the accuracy with multiple accents & multiple languages. 4. It also takes punctuation, which is an added plus. Less Suited: 1. Implementation is challenging & time-consuming. 2. It's pricey. So, you only have to use the relevant services/features. Therefore, exploring is limited. 3. Sometimes, one must be very aware of the background noises. Would be great if noise cancellations were introduced. 4. There will sometimes be a lag in conversion due to a poor internet connection. If this can be addressed somehow, that would be great.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use the Google Cloud Speech-to-Text for short dictations and transcribing notes. For composing emails, I use the function instead of typing the text. There are mistakes but still generally faster than typing all the way. Since it's just a Speech-to-Text, I am also able to use it with other apps besides mail to compose short messages back and forth in a chat for example.
  • General transcribing
  • Short verses in native English
  • Numeric entries
  • Chat conversations
  • Simple email composition
  • Vocabulary is sometimes not great
  • Words are often transcribed wrong even after deleting and repeating the verse
  • Speech variation throws off the transcription
  • Non-English words are not transcribed
  • Names are often wrong even if they are in the contacts
It was covered before but is good for short conversations and areas where communication is rapid back and forth. It's not so well suited for lengthy emails with technical terminology in use that often is misunderstood.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Google Cloud Speech-to-Text is a great tool to convert audio to text. We are mostly using this tool for daily meeting audio to text transcription which is very helpful when we want to create MoM. I guess with integration with different virtual meeting clients, we can get real time text transcription from this tool. I see great potential in this tool.
  • Converting daily meeting audio to text
  • Ability to recognise and convert multi language audio to text.
  • Works in real time.
  • Integration with other meeting clients like Zoom, Webex etc
  • More easy API setup should be there
  • Noise cancellation to filter out noisy words can be better.
It has helped me in writing minutes of meetings without missing the context that was discussed in the meeting. Since we work on a global landscape, Its good for getting meeting summaries from other regions that speak a different language than us. With integration with AI, it can generate meeting summaries also by itself just like we have in other tools.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use it to transcribe meetings from long recordings, and even dictate notes when I don't want to type something long. We use it to transcribe during the meeting as well so that folks can just quickly glance over the notes later instead of watching the whole recording. Business outcomes are linked to productivity and transparent communication.
  • for the most part, it transcribes American accents well
  • Differentiates sentences, catches filler words
  • Spellings are accurate
  • Does not capture non-American accents too well (e.g. Indian, middle eastern, African)
  • hallucinations - will misinterpret a word wrongly instead of skipping it
Good enough to transcribe long recordings. To dictate, it has to be loud and clear, and sometimes it just stops recording and transcribing randomly.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The Service Google Cloud Speech-to-Text at our organization is primarily used senior and decision making leaders to help process large volume of text information. In our space, one major business challenge is being as up to date as possible on current domestic and international current events and happenings ranging from political to financial and regulatory events that can materially impact our business operations. As a result, Google Cloud Speech-to-Text TTS technology has proven pretty solid.
  • TTS (text to speech) is mostly accurate
  • pronunciation is mostly consistent
  • variable speed processing is helpful for different data info weights
  • occasionally the robot reads words with random unnecessary inflections
  • integrated proactive AI text search would be helpful
For our use, I think we may be using the services in a more limited scope. We do not have large call centers transcribing text to speech or other large applications uses. However, in the smaller scope that we do use it, the cost structure is quire reasonable and find the stated services very useful.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use the speech to text application constantly. It saves me so much time writing emails, And sending messages both internally and externally. I often combine my use of speech to text with my use of chat, GPT to quickly create emails for internal and external stakeholders. I highly recommend it!
  • Saving time
  • Making suggestions
  • Quicker typing
  • Language barriers
  • Pronounciations or names
  • Speed
Using speech to text is especially great for internal messages, but I will use it externally as well. You just have to ensure that you are spotcheck. All of your work as there can be occasional slip ups. For the most part, it works great for me, but I know that my colleague who has a French accent has a difficult time using it.
March 12, 2024

Speech to Text

Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This technology is incredibly helpful for the organization as it allows us to take more impactful notes during meetings and ensure all of our teams are clearly aligned in the messaging we are providing customers. The AI functionality helps us more effectively communicate with customers and sell more effectively as it gives us more accurate readings into our communications.
  • Really great at speech to text transcription
  • Transcriptions are mostly accurate but sometimes do still need to be corrected
This technology/tool is great for taking notes in team meetings and on client calls. This technology helps us better understand our customers and allows us as salespeople to be more focused and present within meetings because we aren’t also worrying about taking notes. This allows us to better engage with our customers and make more informed business decisions/have more informed business conversations.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I use Google Cloud Speech-to-Text to help transcribe calls; this saves a lot of time, and I don't have to pay attention as much. Additionally, it serves as a transcript of what I said so I can do better, and it helps document conversations. When it makes sense to do so, I highly recommend this tool.
  • Great with multiple languages.
  • Real time transcription speed is incredible.
  • Has highly accurate information so it saves a lot of my time.
  • improve by adding more languages.
  • improve overall transcription (not perfect when talking really fast).
  • Honing in on just one person when another person interrupts, or there's background noise.
Google Cloud Speech-to-Text is great for live conversation translation; when trying to understand someone internationally and working in different areas, this tool helps break down barriers, ultimately making the world a better place and improving all of our collective success. This is especially important in my world of global banking and international payments.
Hugo Martínez Arroyo | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Google Cloud Speech-to-Text to get user voice to process text and/or commands to be sent to our backend.
  • Has a great fluency in getting voice-to-text
  • The latency of the API works in HA
  • Applies a good noise cancellation
  • Improve speech accuracy
  • Better pricing tiers for startups
  • Plugin to connect to ChatGPT or Bard
It is easy to start using it through API and, for startup projects, you can start building fast!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We have piloted the use of Google Speech to Text to transcribe internal team meeting as well as use it with client who have different accent in speaking English.
  • Transcribing Meeting Mintues
  • Excellent AI engine to understand various accents
  • Ease of use
  • Helpful for specially abled individual in by reducing barrier and increasing inclusivity
  • Improving accent base especially from Non native English speaking countries
  • Phrasal recognition
  • Recognising patterns in and voices especially in an enterprises edition where it learn from within the enterprise with data record kept internally to reduce errors and increase efficiency
Great help.in recording meeting minutes
Not so great when working with non native English speaking client
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
This is used to search technical design and models just by saying the word or name of the model as speech and Google just helps to translate the same and provide the accurate results and design and most of the times less accurate results is given but it is helpful most of the Times
  • Image search
  • Audio search
  • Complex queries search
  • Inaccurate results
  • Tone understanding of speech
  • Lack of understanding certain language
This is well suited for business where the search is involved of complex designs and models and we could just give the input as speech by using audio option and Google helps to provide accurate results most of the timee by giving related contents and proper references for those design and related documentation
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Parsing and receiving client documentations on laws and produces.

We use it nearly everyday to facilitate the importing and uploading of information sent to us directly from out state clients.
  • Language translation
  • Facilitate idiom barriers
  • Increase speed
  • Increase efficiency
  • Interface could be spruced up a bit
  • Larger free limits
Based on my experience with the product, I'd say there are a various number of use cases applicable here... one would be to compile recordings for documentation. Meeting minutes can be easily documented for later review and obsorbsion. The revised is also true !
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
Converts audio to data instantly and is very easy to use during meetings. It helped to take notes and mark to do lists. Is trustable and can be implemented directly using this product by anyone in our organization
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Interviews
  • Agenda
  • Recordings
  • Speech pace
  • Room and background noise
We use to transcribe team meetings. We obtain great transcriptions from meeting recordings easily while saving time. Is cost efficient and helped to provide accurate text descriptions and data.
March 11, 2024

Great for dictation

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
We use Google Cloud Speech-to-Text to help us when we are dictating or need assistance with taking notes for a meeting, it's helpful for us so we can stay focused and not be distracted by needing to write things down. It also reduces the need for an admin in the meeting.
  • Dictation
  • Note taking
  • Translation
  • Translation is sometimes incorrect
  • Doesnt catch everything
  • Words can be jumbled
Google Cloud Speech-to-Text is great for note taking during a meeting. I have also used it to dictate write ups for things when I am stream of consciousness thinking or talking and not in a place where I am easily able to take notes. It alleviates the burden of writing everything down.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
I have leveraged Google Cloud Speech-to-Text to help review calls that we have recorded that have not been on our in house platform and does not have transcription. It is allowed us to provide an easy method for coaching for our account executives as well as sales development representatives
  • Speed of Transcription
  • Accuracy of Transcription
  • Bigger files take a longer time
  • UI is a bit outdated
I believe that Google Cloud Speech-to-Text can be used for any scenario where transcription is necessary. A big value add is all the languages that are included as part of the subscription, our organization operates across several different countries so having this be included is a big plus. My only concern is the content limit of files for API
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