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Markus Aregger

Markus Aregger

Head of Marketing at Interprefy

Recent posts by Markus Aregger

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6 Incredible Benefits of Hybrid Events

By Markus Aregger on June 22, 2023

"Hybrid event" may well be the word of the year within the event industry. Having become the talk of town, the concept of hybrid events has been sending seismic waves across the events industry, sparking event planners' creativity and imagination beyond the constraints of physical venues.

Topics: Hybrid Events
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Ten tips for creating stunning international hybrid events

By Markus Aregger on June 22, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns during 2020 and 2021 forced event managers to rethink how they host conferences, seminars, workshops, and other meetings. 

Topics: Diversity Hybrid Events Captions RSI Accessibility
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What is a hybrid event and how do I get started?

By Markus Aregger on June 16, 2023

The COVID-19 pandemic forced event planners to shift to virtual events in March 2020. While this was an unexpected challenge, many event organisers found great success with virtual events and embraced the benefits that the virtual world brought to their events.

Topics: Hybrid Events RSI
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Understanding the accuracy of AI captions: A comprehensive guide

By Markus Aregger on April 13, 2023

Closed captions are an effective technique to improve accessibility, engagement, and information retention during presentations and live events. This, together with shifting video consumption habits in the realm of video streaming, has recently accelerated the adoption of AI-powered captioning in live events and business meetings.

But when it comes to choosing a provider for your own meeting or event, the question that is most frequently asked is: how accurate are automatic live captions?

The quick answer is that, under ideal conditions, automatic captions in spoken languages can achieve up to 98% accuracy as assessed by Word Error Rate (WER).

And yes, there's a long, slightly more complex answer. In this article, we want to give you an overview of how accuracy is measured, what factors impact accuracy, and how to take accuracy to new heights.

Topics: ASR captions Live Captions accuracy
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From analogue to virtual - why it's time to upgrade the interpreter booth

By Markus Aregger on March 6, 2023

In today's globalized world, communication across different languages is more important than ever before. As businesses expand their operations to new markets, there is a growing need for interpreters to bridge language barriers and facilitate communication.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation Remote Interpreting
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How accurate are captions in Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Interprefy?

By Markus Aregger on March 1, 2023

Zoom and Teams both have an appealing feature that allows meeting attendees to activate closed captioning. This tool provides users with valuable visual assistance for following the sessions by automatically creating a live transcription of what is being said.

Both Teams and Zoom use automated speech recognition algorithms to transcribe the speech in real-time. These are completely automated, with little to no preparation required from the meeting host.

Topics: Microsoft Teams Zoom Live Captions
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Key learnings from planning a virtual end-of-the-year celebration

By Markus Aregger on December 12, 2022

As we are busy tackling end-of-the-year planning, many teams are brainstorming how we approach year-end get-togethers and celebrate the holidays, even if we can't be physically in the same place or even the same time zone.

Topics: Internal Company Meeting
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How does remote simultaneous interpretation work?

By Markus Aregger on August 29, 2022

"How does remote simultaneous interpretation work” is a question we’re often asked.

Topics: Remote Simultaneous Interpretation
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Remote interpreting for on-site events: back to the future

By Markus Aregger on May 10, 2022

For nearly two years now event and meeting organisers worldwide have been trying out new and creative ways to take their gatherings online and embraced change and adaptation like never before.

Topics: Interpretation Technology Hybrid Events In-Person Events benefits