Substack Rolls Out AI-Powered Audio Transcription Tool

Substack Rolls Out AI-Powered Audio Transcription Tool

News by Roberto OrosaRoberto Orosa
Published: August 31, 2023

Newsletter support platform Substack just unveiled a new AI-powered tool to help users create audio transcripts for their podcasts and generate special audiograms.

As revealed in a blog post, the AI tool gives users an accurate transcript of their podcast episodes or narrations with just a click of a button.

"The whole transcription process usually takes about a minute," the company explained.

Users now have the option to edit their AI-generated transcripts before publishing them in a separate tab on the episode page.

It also allows users to select a passage from their podcast to be generated into an audiogram or a static video with text as the audio plays.

At the same time, users can share the generated audiogram on their social media channels to promote their podcasts. "It's a neat asset to share to show off your podcast episode," the company argued.

The latest features were made possible through AI, reflecting the platform's philosophy that AI can give content creators "superpowers" instead of taking their place in the space.

The announcement was made using the audio tool, with Substack co-founder Hamish McKenzie using the transcript of his voice recording as the company's announcement post.

"All of these tools are in their very early stages and will only get better and better. Please stick with us for a while because while they may not be perfect at first glance, they will rapidly evolve. We want you to have fun with them, though, so we want to get this out to you sooner rather than later," McKenzie concluded.

Edited by Nikola Djuric

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