Posted On: Dec 19, 2019

Amazon Transcribe is an automatic speech recognition (ASR) service that makes it easy for you to add speech-to-text capability to your applications. By default, each AWS account has a service limit of 100 concurrent transcription jobs in an AWS region. Until now, when the concurrency quota was exhausted, you had to wait for existing jobs to finish before submitting more jobs. Starting today, job queuing will allow you to submit up to 10,000 jobs and queue your jobs for execution until slots become available. When slots become available, the jobs are processed from the queue in FIFO order (first in, first out).  

Amazon Transcribe enables organizations to increase the accessibility and 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. Enterprises that have archives of recorded meetings can make those archives accessible and searchable by transcribing them into useful text that’s demarcated by time stamps. Also, marketers and advertisers can enhance content discovery and display more targeted advertising based on the extracted metadata from video files.  

Job queuing is available at no additional cost in the US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Hong Kong), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Canada (Central), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris), South America (Sao Paulo) and Middle East (Bahrain) regions. To learn more, visit the Amazon Transcribe documentation page