A reader, Tricia, writes in: “I take meeting minutes for a small nonprofit organization twice a year. I was wondering if you know of anything that makes this chore easier. Is there something that records and types out conversations?”
Voice-recognition software has come a long way, and there are plenty of applications for laptops and smartphones that can capture and transcribe speech into text. Unfortunately, there’s one big wrinkle with this kind of software: you typically have to train it to recognize your voice to increase the accuracy. Using it in a meeting with multiple voices likely won’t work if the software hasn’t been trained to identify the voices of those talking.
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