Artificial Intelligence

How to choose the best speech-recognition tool

Merlyn Mind
October 30, 2023

Ever wondered which speech engine would work best for you?

Speech recognition is at the center of our technology, so we’ve thought long and hard about which ASR works best for transcribing voice commands given to Merlyn, our AI-powered digital assistant.

To help others looking for the best ASR, we're open-sourcing an internal harness tool called SpeechLoop that we’ve developed to evaluate multiple cloud and local speech systems on a fixed dataset. This tool already includes three cloud engines and three local engines (with many more coming soon).

Check out the ASR tool here!

And go deep with our Senior Principal Engineer Rob Smith as he discusses how SpeechLoop can be used to evaluate for different types of audio as well as for live with a microphone.