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AI Datasets and Machine Learning Services Services
Custom Transcription Formatted for Your AI Machine Learning Systems

High Quality, Custom AI
Training Data for Any Project

Successful artificial intelligence and machine learning models require transcriptions that are specifically formatted for your use case and AI system. With access to a large global workforce we are able to recruit, train, and manage teams of any size to transcribe your audio into a structured format, specific to your machine learning requirements.

If you do not have the audio to transcribe, we can also create the audio to use as your ai dataset.

For our AI dataset and machine learning customers, we can create any output format for your data engineering team.

Why Choose Our AI Machine
Learning Services?

Flexible to Scale

With access to a large global workforce, we are able to recruit, train, and manage teams of any size to create the data you need to properly train your systems. No matter the size of your project – we can customize our product to work for your unique organization.

Unparalleled Security

The security of your data is our top priority. We’re proud to report that we’ve passed 100% of our security audits, and we perform system-wide penetration tests on an ongoing basis.

Dedicated & Skillfully Trained Teams

We have robust, specially trained teams for these types of AI transcriptions, making it possible to build and scale quickly to meet your needs. Freelancers are vetted, tested, trained, and reviewed to ensure consistent high-quality output.

Custom Structured Data

Our team has the capability to meet any style guidelines needed for transcribing your company’s recordings and formatting them for your project. In addition, we can produce any output format (ie: .txt, .doc, .pdf, .json, and many more) necessary for your AI machine-learning system.

Highly Competitive Rates

Highly custom transcription service oftentimes can mean high rates – however, due to our efficiencies in combining our proprietary workforce management platform with our skilled freelancers, we’ve been able to achieve some of the most competitive rates in the industry, regardless of the project. Get a quote today.

North American Workforce

We pay our freelancers livable wages – with earnings starting at $15 – $22 per audio hour and top monthly earnings at $2,200 – and are the highest-rated transcription company in the world (fairwork study). We also offer advancement opportunities for our Special Teams that include Medical and Specialty Styles, which pay at even higher rates. Our intuitive platform, regular payouts, and steady work stream make us a leading work-from-home employer.

How Our AI Training Data Sets Services Work

Personalized Approach

Our project team will work with you, as a new partner, to understand exactly what transcription datasets you want and the desired output or format you would like, in order to make your AI Machine learning project a success.

Send Audio

Once our project is kicked off, you can provide all of the audio necessary for our AI Transcription, in any of our provided methods with optimal security.

We’ll Deliver Your AI Transcriptions

Our team will deliver your AI transcriptions in the desired timeframes, platforms, and outputs that were pre-determined in your ai dataset project kick-off.

Our AI Training Dataset Technical Capabilities

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Worker teams can be segmented and trained for your use case, and can include the following:

Geofenced to specific locations

Background checks

Specific skill-sets or past experience

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Heavy priority for data security, including:

Maintaining and limiting data to certain geographic locations

Platform can be cloned within AWS or Azure servers to segregate your data

Virtual desktops can be deployed for workers

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Audio Datasets for Machine Learning

Don't have your own audio?
We can create it.

Audio data recording can be customized to mimic different environments, including:

  • Data recorded from certain types of devices
  • Limitation of duration
  • Audio can be created in 8 or 16kHz telephony or VOIP technologies
  • We can use pre-written scripts or improvise off of a topic for a more organic conversation
  • Single speaker or multiple-speaker data can be created

AI Datasets & Machine Learning FAQs

What is training data in AI?

Training data in AI refers to the set of examples or information that is used to train a machine learning model. This data serves as the foundation for the model to learn patterns, relationships, and features that enable it to make predictions, classifications, or decisions on new, unseen data. The quality and quantity of training data greatly influence the performance and generalization ability of the AI model.

Successful artificial intelligence and machine learning models must include several variations of transcriptions that cover a wide range of different responses that include slang, accents, different pronunciations, regional terms, etc that are then annotated for your machine to identify as similar responses.

With access to a large global workforce we are able to recruit, train, and manage teams of any size to transcribe your audio into a structured format, specific to your machine learning requirements.

Does AI require training data?

AI typically requires training data to learn and make predictions or perform tasks. Training data is a fundamental component of machine learning and artificial intelligence systems. During the training process, AI models are exposed to large sets of data that contain examples of the task they are designed to perform. This data serves as the foundation for the AI model to learn patterns, relationships, and features that are relevant to the task.

Why is training data important in AI?

High-quality training data greatly increases accuracy in machine learning models. The more examples and variety of high quality training data, will only help to improve the algorithms and systems that the AI is learning from.

What are examples of training data?

Training data includes a wide range of information crucial for teaching AI systems to perform various tasks. In the realm of image classification, it consists of extensive image datasets, where each image is meticulously labeled according to its category, such as animals or objects.

For natural language processing, training data takes the form of extensive texts, facilitating tasks like text analysis and translation. In speech recognition, audio recordings, and their corresponding transcriptions serve as training data as well.

What are the three types of training data?

The three types of training data include Supervised Training Data, Unsupervised Training Data, and Reinforcement Learning Data.

In supervised learning, training data is labeled, meaning that each data point in the dataset is associated with a known target or output.

Unsupervised learning involves training AI models on unlabeled data, where there are no explicit target labels or outputs provided.

Reinforcement learning is distinct from supervised and unsupervised learning, as it involves an agent interacting with an environment to maximize cumulative rewards.

Where do AI get data?

There are several ways to collect and provide data to your AI machine, the key is formatting that data to be useful to your AI. Any data that you have, that’s relevant to your AI must be identified, processed, and labeled for the machine to understand.

For instance, conversational AI chatbots rely on user input data and user interactions to refine their capacity to provide accurate responses to requests and inquiries.

At TranscribeMe, we have robust, specially trained teams for these types of AI transcriptions, making it possible to build and scale quickly to meet your needs.

How much training data does AI need?

The more complex the problem is, the more training data you should have.

However, as a general guideline for estimating dataset size, there’s a principle known as the “rule of 10,” which suggests that the number of data samples should ideally surpass the number of model parameters by a factor of around 10. It’s important to note that this rule is a rule of thumb and might not be universally applicable; certain deep learning algorithms, for instance, may perform effectively even with a 1:1 data-to-parameter ratio. Nevertheless, it serves as a valuable reference point when you’re endeavoring to gauge the minimum dataset size required for your project.

Is AI trained or programmed?

AI is primarily trained, not programmed, in modern machine learning and deep learning approaches. While traditional programming involves writing explicit instructions and rules for a computer to follow, AI, particularly machine learning and deep learning, relies on training models to learn patterns and make predictions from data.

What is the difference between training data and testing data in AI?

The primary purpose of training data is to teach the AI model how to make predictions or perform a specific task. During training, the model learns to recognize patterns, relationships, and features in the data to make accurate predictions or classifications.

On the other hand, the primary purpose of testing data is to evaluate the performance of the trained AI model. It assesses how well the model can generalize its learned knowledge to make predictions on new, unseen data.

In Machine Learning, what is an AI Dataset?

An AI Dataset is a large amount of data that is typically delivered in the form of audio. It can also be text-based if a company has already transcribed the data; however, we’ll need the audio to cross check the dataset’s accuracy. In terms of size, TransribeMe typically receives and reviews 5,000-10,000+ hours of audio for any given project – but we can start with less and work on it in batches together.

How do companies use TranscribeMe’s AI Datasets & Machine Learning Services?

Companies will use TranscribeMe’s AI Dataset service to help train a computer to perform a specific automated function, such as taking orders at a drive-through, directing service requests over the phone, or developing a chatbot. Performing these functions necessitates a large amount of highly accurate annotated data to train the computer on how to interact with humans in order to complete specific tasks.

How do you train computers to interact with humans using Datasets?

You can train computers to recognize what certain words mean and what else is associated with those words. For example, if you have fries, fries and gravy, and poutine on your menu, and they come in all different sizes, a person can come up to the drive-thru window and say ‘can I have a large fry’, or ‘can I have a large fry with gravy’, or ‘can I have 3 fries, and one of them has poutine’ – you have to train the computer to understand this type of order.

How should a machine learning Dataset be formatted to train the computer?

Instead of using ASR (Automated Speech Recognition Software), the data must be formatted according to a very specific style guide provided by the company in order to achieve the highest accuracy needed to train the computer.

For example, assume you have a 45-second piece of audio with a person saying, “Could I get like, uh, a large fry and a medium fry with gravy, and a poutine?” When you type that, a transcriptionist writes that the Large Fry has a ‘capital L’ at the beginning and ‘Fry’ has a capital F at the beginning to indicate a specific order item. 

The company that wants this done would write a script for the computer to understand the various tags/keywords. Our team will be aware of the format to use because the company will inform us of the required formatting, and then our team will transcribe and adhere to the required style guide to format the data for the company’s software systems.

How large of a Dataset is required for machine learning?

It depends on the task you’re attempting to teach your computer. Assume that all you want your AI to do is route the request to the appropriate person in a call center. The amount of data required will be determined by how many options a customer may have when calling a call center.

Let’s say you call your bank, and you get put into the IVR Phone System – ‘Please tell us the department you’re looking for, press 1 for accounts, press 2 for a credit card, Press 3 for payment.’ The problem is that customers calling into that IVR, say the same thing to get the same answer – for instance, if someone wants to open a credit card and press option 2, they may say ‘credit card’, they may say ‘i want to start a credit card’ or ‘I’d like to apply for a credit card’ or ‘credit card please’ and our team would format the data for the AI to understand those different phrases, which all mean the same thing, and know how to direct the call.

The best answer boils down to one fundamental question: how many different ways can the same thing be said for the computer to complete the task? Thousands of hours of data are typically required. It’s similar to teaching a child how to speak and think. How many times do you have to tell your dog to sit before he will? It takes practice in a variety of settings.

What are the features of a high-quality AI Dataset for machine learning?

Thousands of hours of real-world data with context. Here are some examples of data types with lower quality.

Example #1 – Trimmed Data: Some of our clients want to trim their data so they don’t have to pay to have too much transcribed. They’ll listen to the audio of someone placing an order, so say someone orders for 1.5 minutes, but they only want to know where the person said ‘fries.’ They’ll cut out the beginning and end of the conversation, so our transcriptionists won’t understand the context of the conversation when we get the audio, so we need real data with context.

Example #2 – Synthetic Data: Some companies will provide us with fake data where they’ll record themselves ordering in as many different ways as they can think. It’s not true data, it’s not real data – and what they get back is that the computer will understand how to sort their orders but no one else since it’s not being done in the true context of the environment. In certain situations, it’s ok to use fake data – but in most cases, it’s not – for instance, if you’re trying to train AI about medical interviews and you want the computer to pick out ‘diagnosis’ or ‘symptoms’, you have to train the computer how to identify a diagnosis or a symptom, but you can’t use real data because it’s against the law and violates HIPAA.

Companies like Microsoft and Google offer and sell thousands of hours of generic conversation and datasets as well – and they use real data. There are pros and cons to this depending on the data available. You could find thousands of hours of ‘men speaking’ – so if you’re trying to train a machine to identify if a man is speaking, that could be a realistic use case – but not much more than that.

Why should I entrust my machine learning project to TranscribeMe?

  • Expertise combined with a human touch
  • Flexibility in relation to the style guide and requirements
  • Security includes multiple safeguards to protect the privacy of personal information
  • Workforce size to quickly scale projects

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