AI applications are set to contribute $15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030, with 35% of businesses having already integrated AI technology.
AI Speech-to-Text, a component of Speech AI, uses cutting-edge Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) models to transcribe and process speech into readable text. AI Speech-to-Text is also a critical foundation for other AI-powered applications that process or interact with speech data, including Audio Intelligence, Generative AI, and Large Language Models.
For those with limited or no coding experience who are interested in building or experimenting with AI-powered Speech-to-Text tools, there are many no-code and low-code integrations available today that can ease this process.
Here, we examine nine of these simple no-code and low-code integrations and SDKs to use to get started building with AI Speech-to-Text.
9 no-code and low-code ways to build AI-powered Speech-to-Text tools:
1. AssemblyAI Python SDK
Hosted on GitHub, AssemblyAI’s Python SDK allows for easy integration of AssemblyAI’s Speech-to-Text and Audio Intelligence models, as well as its framework for applying LLMs to speech data, LeMUR.
With the SDK, audio files can be transcribed in just three lines of code. Users simply need to follow the Quick Start guide to begin, which provides installation instructions and simple examples.
The GitHub page also provides extensive code examples for using the API, such as for applying different Speech AI models, exporting subtitles, synchronous vs. asynchronous transcriptions, or adding custom spellings.
The GitHub page also provides examples of how to create a transcript, get a transcript, delete a transcript, and transcribe in real-time.
Zapier is a workflow automation tool that helps users integrate disparate services without needing specialized coding knowledge. With the AssemblyAI Zapier app, users can transcribe all audio inside Zaps, as well as transcribe audio and video files from different services and output the transcript to other services of their choice.
In addition, the AssemblyAI Zapier integrations page provides templates for:
- Updating Salesforce records with summaries of new Zoom recordings generated with Copy.ai and AssemblyAI
- Transcribing new Zoom recordings with AssemblyAI, summarizing with Copy.ai, and updating HubSpot deals
- Getting transcripts for new uploaded resources in Cloudinary with AssemblyAI
- Generating AssemblyAI transcripts from new Google Drive files in folder
Cloudflare is a unified platform that provides content delivery network services, cloud cybersecurity, and more.
This Cloudflare integration, hosted on GitHub, lets users transcribe audio to text on Cloudflare Workers with AssemblyAI, Node.js, and TypeScript.
For more detailed step-by-step instructions, users can follow along with this detailed Cloudflare Speech-to-Text tutorial here.
The Recall.ai and AssemblyAI integration makes it simpler to transcribe virtual meetings. Recall.ai provides a single API that lets users access real-time data from platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet, and then transcribe them with the AssemblyAI API.
The integration also offers speaker diarization, or speaker labels, and transcription for both real-time and asynchronous video and audio streams.
More detailed instructions about how to get started can be found here.
LangChain is an open-source framework for developing applications with AI technologies like Large Language Models (LLMs). However, to apply LLMs to speech data, users first need to transcribe audio to text.
Users can also follow along with this tutorial on the AssemblyAI integration for LangChain.js for more detailed instructions here.
7. Semantic Kernel
Semantic Kernel is an SDK for multiple programming languages that helps users develop applications with LLMs. However, as with LangChain, users must first convert speech data to text in order to interact with the LLM.
This Semantic Kernel Integration makes this transcription step easier. The integration guide provides steps to get started, for usage, and additional resources.
Rivet is an open-source visual AI programming environment. Through this integration, users will be able to both convert Speech-to-Text, as well as use LeMUR, AssemblyAI’s framework for applying LLMs to speech data.
To work with audio files on Haystack, plug in your AssemblyAI component to your workflow before you use NLP models. The AssemblyAI Audio Transcript Loader allows you to transcribe audio files with the AssemblyAI API and loads the transcribed text into documents.
AI-powered Speech-to-Text use cases
Product teams at startups and enterprises are building with AI Speech-to-Text power a wide range of use cases.
Video editing platforms are integrating AI Speech-to-Text to offer advanced automatic transcription and insights, produce clips and highlights, provide accurate subtitles, and support faster distribution of content on social channels.
Telehealth platforms are leveraging AI Speech-to-Text to capture patient-doctor conversations, enhance online therapy, summarize appointments, review a patient’s history, and analyze a patient’s experience.
Ad targeting and brand protection platforms are building more robust contextual advertising, dynamic ad insertion, and enhanced targeting tools by integrating AI Speech-to-Text.
Sales Intelligence Platforms are using AI Speech-to-Text to analyze hours of historical audio data, summarize conversations for quick analysis, transcribe conversations in real time, and recap action items from calls at scale.
Call analytics platforms are adding AI Speech-to-Text to speed up QA, more efficiently review calls at scale, enable more efficient context-sharing between team members, and reduce manual tasks.Read more AI Speech-to-Text use cases