US book publishers sue Audible over AI-powered transcription

[ad_1] At the center of the case is the Captions feature the Amazon-owned company announced last month. The feature uses machine learning to allow Audible users to transcribe an audiobook into text. Since it announced Captions, Audible has positioned the feature as a student aid. However, the company also plans to make it available to […]

Google halts Assistant speech data transcription in EU

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Google has given reassurances that it won’t make transcripts of speech data picked up by its Google Assistant system in the European Union for at least the next three months, a German data-protection authority said Thursday. The office of Johannes Caspar, who as Hamburg’s commissioner for data protection acts as […]