We’ve all gone to school at one point in our lifetime. We know the feeling of having to take notes during a lecture. Not only is the task boring as hell, it’s also rather difficult if your penmanship isn’t fast enough. Even if you had an audio recorder, you’d still have to transcribe the entire lecture soon thereafter. But what if you no longer had to take notes or transcribe a lecture ever again?
That’s the goal, at least, with the introduction of Titan Note – a wireless tabletop device that instantly transcribes nearby audio by using voice recognition and artificial intelligence (AI). At a pocket size of 2 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall, the Titan Note syncs with a user’s smartphone using a personal app. While attending a lecture or conducting an interview, all the user would need to do is press record and the device will begin transcribing the audio and have it sent to the user’s phone in real-time.
And in case you’re worried about multiple people speaking, the Titan Note is able to differentiate voice patterns from different people. When the transcribed text is sent to your phone, you’ll then be able to edit the text to your liking, have the transcribed text summarized, or even translated to your preferred foreign language. The Titan Note is currently available for pre-order, whereby shipment will begin in September of this year.
Five to ten years from now, taking notes for whatever reason will have been completely disrupted by advanced technologies like that of the Titan Note. Just like in the magical universe of Harry Potter where the journalist Rita Skeeter would use an enchanted quill to magically takes notes of everything she said in real-time, we’ll have devices doing the exact same thing – only they won’t need to be enchanted; they’ll simply need artificial intelligence.
“Titan Note is a groundbreaking tool that will improve your learning by changing how you take notes. Distinguish who is speaking, summarize, translate, share and edit your notes – all with Titan Note.”
– Erik Jansson, Co-Founder
Thirty to fifty years from now, we’ll begin making a transition from voice-based transcriptions to thought-based transcriptions. With advanced brain-computer interfaces (BCI) implanted inside of our brains, all a user would have to do is simply think of a sentence and the text will unravel onto your selected device before your very eyes. Even more amazing, this will also bring up a potentially new medium of conversation insofar as users with these implants will be able to speak with each other using only their thoughts.
As the famous science-fiction writer and futurist Arthur C. Clarke once said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” And so they shall be.
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