Spotify is rolling out auto-generated podcast transcripts to extra creators within the coming weeks, the corporate announced Thursday.
The textual content transcripts may even be time-synced so listeners can visually comply with alongside as a podcast episode progresses. Transcripts can be found by scrolling down under the podcast participant and tapping right into a “learn alongside” part. A transcription of a present makes the podcast extra accessible to customers and permits listeners to skip round and skim an episode with out listening by means of.
Spotify says “hundreds of thousands” of podcast episodes will get the instrument, and sooner or later, creators might add media to transcripts — a helpful function if a creator is describing a picture on the present, for instance.
Past transcripts, cell podcast listeners globally will now have the ability to bounce round an episode utilizing chapters as properly. Podcasters can add time-stamped chapters to their reveals that briefly describe a phase of the present, permitting listeners to preview matters or begin listening at particular factors.
The auto-transcription function follows the current addition of an AI-generated voice cloning instrument that interprets podcasts into totally different languages. Introduced earlier this week, the instrument makes use of OpenAI’s Whisper expertise to create variations of podcast episodes in different languages. The function is proscribed to a handful of creators to translate English-language podcasts into Spanish, with French and German translations coming within the subsequent few weeks.