Posted On: Sep 24, 2019

Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add a speech-to-text capability to your applications. Up until now, Amazon Transcribe used Amazon S3-SSE to encrypt transcripts. Starting today, you can use your own encryption keys from the AWS Key Management Service (KMS) to encrypt transcripts placed in your S3 bucket. Doing so provides users added flexibility and control over how to secure their output transcripts. For those who prefer to continue using the default S3-SSE encryption method, that will still be an available option.

Amazon Transcribe enables organizations to enhance the analysis, accessibility, discoverability of their audio and video content. The service is useful across a breadth of use cases. Customer contact centers can convert call recordings into text and analyze the data for actionable intelligence. Media content producers can automate subtitling workflows for greater engagement and accessibility. Law firms and law enforcement agencies that have recorded meetings or court proceedings can make those archives searchable by transcribing them into useful text that’s demarcated by time stamps. Also, marketers and advertisers can enhance content discovery and display targeted advertising based on the extracted metadata from video files (such as showing a sports shoe ad in the middle of a football match vs. a cooking show).

The support for KMS key-based encryption is available in all AWS Regions that Amazon Transcribe is available at no additional cost. Try it through the Amazon Transcribe console, or use the Command Line Interface (CLI) and AWS SDKs. For more information, visit the documentation page