Real-Time Transcriptions: Google's Live Transcribe allows for instantaneous transcription of speech to text during meetings. This enhances communication, enables non-native English speakers to understand discussions better and facilitates the input of deaf or hard of hearing participants.
Multilingual Capabilities: The software supports over 70 languages and dialects, a feature that can be crucial during international meetings. It can transcribe cross-language conversations, aiding in effective conversation amongst a diverse group of meeting attendees.
Sound Events Recognition: Apart from converting speech into text, the software can also identify and describe specific ambient sounds such as a door knocking or a dog barking. This is beneficial for those who are hard of hearing, as it provides them additional context of what's happening in the meeting environment.
Offline Functionality: Google's Live Transcribe can work without an internet connection. This can be especially useful during offsite meetings or situations where connectivity may be weak, ensuring that nothing said during the meeting is lost.
Export and Save Transcripts: This feature is immensely useful for maintaining records, future references or for those who couldn't attend the meeting. The app permits users to save transcriptions up to three days. Users can then review, download and share the transcript.
Lack of Multiparty Recognition - Google's Live Transcribe can struggle to differentiate between multiple speakers in a meeting environment, which can significantly impact the quality of transcriptions.
Dependence on Internet Connectivity – Live Transcribe requires strong and stable internet connectivity. In situations such as meetings, with inconsistent internet, the quality and accuracy of transcripts might suffer.
Lack of Background Noise Filtering - The software can struggle to accurately transcribe dialogues in noisy environments. For meetings held in high-traffic areas or somewhere with background noise, this impacts the quality of transcription.
Inability to Transcribe Offline Recordings - There is no option for users to transcribe pre-recorded audios from meetings. It can only transcribe live conversations.
Limited Language Support - Google's Live Transcribe does support many languages but still has some lacking. Meetings with participants speaking less common languages might not be transcribed accurately.