Gridsum, Tencent Promote Speech-to-Text System to Legal Officials in China

Speech recognition technology could soon play a major role in China’s legal system.

Gridsum, Tencent Promote Speech-to-Text System to Legal Officials in ChinaChina-based analytics and AI specialist Gridsum and internet media company Tencent are now promoting a solution they jointly developed to legal authorities in the country. Called the Intelligent Voice Recognition System, it’s designed to convert natural speech into text, and is aimed specifically for applications in court proceedings. The companies say their solution is able to generate translate speech to text in milliseconds, and that it has an accuracy rate of 95 percent.

In a statement, Gridsum and Tencent said they recently demonstrated the system to “senior government officials”, including the head of China’s Supreme People’s Court in the Intermediate People’s Court of Chongzuo City; and Gridum says it’s working with the country’s Supreme Court Press to promote the solution as well.

The companies say they’re also working on a version of the system for other languages including Vietnamese, with an eye to aiding in “judicial cooperation between China and neighboring nations in South and Southeast Asia.”

June 16, 2017 – by Alex Perala