JunctionX Seoul Hackathon 2020

What is the Microsoft track?

Develop for Collaboration and Remote Productivity

What is our idea?

Background and Problem Definition:

Since the outbreak COVID-19 pandemic, our work environment shifted closer and closer to online. With technology, we have still maintained a level of productivity and settled into video conferencing platforms for remote work. While video conferencing ensures safety and productivity, we are still facing problems in creating an inclusive society.
Someone you may know cannot freely express themselves in a video conference just because they are incapable of hearing, seeing, or speaking in another language.

The Solution

With WECO, our video conferencing software, everyone’s voice can be bridged, heard, and echoed.
Everything we talk about in video conference is updated in real-time with a translatable and exportable transcript, and anyone can send their message in “voice to text” or “text to voice” form and easily interact with other users.
We are delivering inclusiveness to those who are incapable of speaking, reading, or understanding in a video conferencing session.

Technologies

WECO handles the features mentioned above with Microsoft Azure Cognitive Service. In order to transcribe speech accurately from users into text, WECO implemented Speech to Text API and deployed this service on the Azure portal. On the other hand, in order to convert text to natural sounding voices in the transcript, we used Text to Speech API. Lastly, Speech Translation API is used to implement the chat and transcript translation, providing a fair and equal opportunity for everyone in the world to communicate.

Key benefits

Watch our product demo video

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