Our mission is to make all audio accessible. We believe thoroughly that a for-profit mindset can go hand in hand with creating an as large as possible positive impact in the world.
We help to avoid the costs and pain of manually transforming interviews, meetings, television shows, and other audio and video to texts and subtitles.
Communication is key. It’s what helps us make sense of things and people. It’s how we exchange and process information. Communication is what makes the world go round. With our analog and the digital world becoming increasingly intertwined, it requires us to build bridges between the two. To prevent the loss of information and the exclusion of certain groups in society.
Our answer is a unique combination of three disciplines: developers who implement innovative technologies, linguists who untangle the complexities of language, and scientists who discover the latest AI developments.
By making the power of language accessible to everyone, we aim to bring the world closer together.
The main challenge was found in the old way of transcribing audio. Transcribers, at their best, still need five hours to transcribe just one hour of audio. As the demand for digital documentation increases, this solution proves to be unscalable.
We chose our timing carefully. As speech-recognition technology matured, more use cases opened up to implement this technology. Despite this development, there was still a prevalent gap. Because speech recognition becomes more accurate when trained in a specific language, accent, or domain. But this was not yet the case. Until Amberscript appeared on stage. Our first product was the world’s most accurate speech-to-text engine in Dutch. An online tool that converts audio into an editable text file, which is still a foundational element in our current product range. In late 2018, we made manual transcription and subtitling services available. In combination with technology, transcribers remove any errors from transcribed text to reach >99% accuracy. In 2019 we launched Europe’s first speech recognition engine, made specifically for political debates. In 2020, we captioned Germany’s first political debate in real-time and launched our subtitle editor.
Digital accessibility sits at the heart of Amberscript. It can be tied back to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #3: Good health and well-being.
Ever since the start, Amberscript has worked closely with people who have a hearing impairment. Their continuous feedback allows us to build better services. Services that in turn, help organizations comply with Digital accessibility regulations. Because the power of language should be available to everyone.