🔁 Podcast transcripts: who's in control?

Podcast transcripts: who's in control?

Podnews surveys podcasters’ thoughts on automated transcripts being visible in podcast directories and searches:

Apple uses automated speech-to-text technology like this for searching; Google has experimented with this, too, and Spotify’s new terms and conditions in May 2020 also gives them the right to transcribe your podcast in this way.

However, automated transcripts are mostly correct but partially wrong - and they’re not ideal to publish on a website in some cases. For complex legal reporting, having an incorrect transcript on a website could open the podcaster to legal trouble.