28th August, 2016
From the Frontlines of Libya to the Trenches of Tech
In 30 years of broadcast reporting for ABC, CBS and CBC TV News the biggest pain in my daily life has been transcription. Like every other reporter I’ve simply accepted that we have to do it ourselves - or if we are lucky someone will do it for us. What I never imagined was that I would join a brilliant team of developers to revolutionize the routine of journalists around the world. I am totally unqualified to be a CEO and inventor, but having lived the pain and the problem of transcription I have a pretty good idea of what an automated solution needs to look like. It’s been a two-year odyssey and together we’ve done it. Our software is being used by NPR, the Washington Post, the BBC and others. We use artificial intelligence to create incredibly accurate transcripts in minutes that you can search, verify and share. I’d never have believed that Career 2.0 would find me in this role, I loved reporting. But creating Trint (transcription+interview) has been a huge challenge and real thrill. And it’s just beginning. We opened to the world in early September. There is a life after reporting!