OpenAI debuts Whisper API for speech
OpenAI, the company founded by Elon Musk, has announced a new API that allows developers to add speech-to-text transcription and translation capabilities to their apps. The Whisper API is based on the open source library, DeepSpeech, and uses a neural network to convert speech to text.
The Whisper API is available now to developers who sign up for a free account. To get started, developers will need to create a new project and download the DeepSpeech library. Once the library is installed, developers can use the Whisper API to add speech-to-text transcription and translation capabilities to their apps.
OpenAI said that the Whisper API is currently in beta and that it plans to add more features and languages in the future. For now, the API supports English, Spanish, French, German, and Mandarin. The company is also working on adding support for more languages.
OpenAI plans to charge developers for use of the Whisper API after the beta period ends. The company has not yet announced pricing, but it did say that it will offer a free tier for developers who want to try the API.