Hamburg Port Authority is in charge of port management for the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg. It is responsible for the safety of shipping traffic and the extensive infrastructure of Germany’s largest seaport. In order to increase productivity and ensure consistently high quality, Voice Reader is used to generate the announcements in German and British English.
The podacst “Wissen plus” reports on the development, use cases and progress in speech synthesis. Smart assistants can imitate human speech increasingly better and start to move into more and more households. Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence are playing an important role. To the interview
There are many requirements for a company-wide translation solution: translation quality, ease-of-use, adaptability to company-specific terminology, and above all: security by running the application in your own data center. Linguatec’s Personal Translator Intranet was chosen by BMW Manufacturing as the preferred solution.
The State Institute for Environment Baden-Württemberg is responsible for monitoring the air using sophisticated measuring systems. As soon as radioactive radiation has been detected which is not of natural origin, alert messages have to be generated. This requires the use of trained staff around the clock. Thanks to Voice Reader, notifications are now automatically created and acoustically transmitted. This helps to reduce alarm and response time. Project manager Marius Elvert: “Voice quality has reached a level which can hardly be distinguished from a human speaker.”
After intensive testing, HFF University has decided to deploy Linguatec’s speech recognition solution. Deciding factors have been high recognition accuracy and security. Using an external cloud solution had been ruled out. CIO Kastl explains: „With the ability to run the complete solution in our own data center, Voice Pro Enterprise is the ideal solution for us to integrate speech recognition without having to compromise on security.”
Due to the very positive responses from sailors in the North and Baltic seas, the German Meteorological Office has decided to broadcast its shipping forecasts on short wave also in the Mediterranean Sea. It is available daily at 16:00 and 20:15 UTC. Unlike VHF, shortwave can be received also far away from coast. According to a survey by YACHT online, 80% of the sailors interviewed view radio as the most important source for weather forecasts and gale warnings.