Audio is an essential part of our daily lives, whether we are listening to music, podcasts, or attending virtual meetings. It is a medium for communication, entertainment, and information dissemination. However, with the ever-increasing amount of audio content being generated, it has become a challenge to analyze and extract valuable insights from it. This is where retrieval augmented generation for audio comes in.
What is Audio?
Audio is a form of sound that can be captured and stored in various formats, such as MP3, WAV, or AAC. It is created by vibrations that travel through air or other mediums and are then converted into electrical signals that can be recorded and played back. Audio can be either natural, such as human speech or animal sounds, or artificial, such as music or sound effects.
The Benefits of Audio Analysis
As a researcher, marketer, or organization, the analysis of audio can provide valuable insights and benefits.
Audio analysis can be a powerful tool for researchers in various fields, such as linguistics, psychology, and communication. It allows them to study the patterns and nuances of human speech and language, leading to a deeper understanding of human behavior and communication. Audio analysis can also aid in the transcription and translation of audio content, making it more accessible for research purposes.
In today’s digital world, audio is a crucial medium for marketers to reach their target audience. Audio analysis can help marketers understand their audience better by analyzing their preferences and behaviors. This information can then be used to create more targeted and personalized marketing strategies. Audio analysis can also provide insights into how consumers respond to audio advertisements, helping marketers optimize their ad campaigns.
Organizations can use audio analysis to improve their operations and decision-making processes. For instance, call centers can use audio analysis to monitor and improve customer service interactions. Audio analysis can also help organizations gather feedback and insights from customer calls and use that information to improve their products or services.
What is Retrieval Augmented Generation for Audio?
Retrieval augmented generation (RAG) for audio is a cutting-edge technology that combines two powerful techniques, retrieval and generation, to analyze and generate insights from audio content. Retrieval is the process of finding and retrieving relevant information from a large dataset, while generation is the process of creating new content based on that information.
RAG for audio utilizes large language models, such as GPT-3, to retrieve and analyze audio content. These models are trained on massive amounts of data and can understand and generate human-like text. By combining retrieval and generation, RAG for audio can not only extract key information from audio content but also generate new insights and summaries.
The Benefits of Retrieval Augmented Generation for Audio
Efficiency and Accuracy
One of the main benefits of RAG for audio is its efficiency and accuracy. Traditional methods of audio analysis, such as manual transcription, can be time-consuming and prone to errors. RAG for audio can analyze and generate insights from large amounts of audio content in a fraction of the time, with higher accuracy.
Insights and Summaries
RAG for audio can provide valuable insights and summaries from audio content that would have otherwise been time-consuming and challenging to extract. For instance, it can identify the most frequently used words or phrases in a podcast episode or generate a summary of a customer call for a call center.
Personalization and Customization
With RAG for audio, organizations can customize and personalize the insights and summaries they receive based on their specific needs. For example, a marketing team can request insights on the sentiment of their target audience towards their brand, while a researcher can request a summary of specific keywords or phrases mentioned in a focus group discussion.
In conclusion, retrieval augmented generation for audio is a powerful technology that can revolutionize the way we analyze and extract insights from audio content. Its efficiency, accuracy, and ability to provide personalized insights make it a valuable tool for researchers, marketers, and organizations. With the ever-increasing amount of audio content being generated, RAG for audio is a game-changer in the world of audio analysis.
How To Use Speak’s Retrieval Augmented Generation For Audio
Step 1: Create Your Speak Account
To start your transcription and analysis, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!
Get a 14-day trial with 30 minutes of free audio and video transcription and analysis included when you sign up for Speak.
To sign up for Speak and start using Speak Magic Prompts with retrieval augmented generation, just visit the Speak app register page here.
Step 2: Upload Your Audio
We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.
However, we accept a range of audio, video and text file types.
You can upload your file for transcription in several ways using Speak:
Accepted Audio File Types
Accepted Video File Types
Accepted Text File Types
- Word Doc
You can also upload CSVs of text files or audio and video files. You can learn more about CSV uploads and download Speak-compatible CSVs here.
With the CSVs, you can upload anything from dozens of YouTube videos to thousands of Audio files.
Publicly Available URLs
You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.
As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic transcription and analysis.
Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKfcLcHeivc).
Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.
If using YouTube videos, please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.
This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.
Step 3: Calculate and Pay the Total Automatically
Once you have your file(s) ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes of audio and video free in the 14-day trial – take advantage of it!).
If you are uploading text data into Speak, you do not currently have to pay any cost. Only the Speak Magic Prompts analysis would create a fee which will be detailed below.
Once you go over your 30 minutes or need to use Speak Magic Prompts, you can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator.
Step 4: Wait for Speak to Analyze Your Audio
If you are uploading audio and video, our automated transcription software will prepare your transcript quickly. Once completed, you will get an email notification that your transcript is complete.
That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the transcript, analysis, and export formats ready for you.
If you are importing CSVs or uploading text files Speak will generally analyze the information much more quickly.
Speak will automatically embed your data in a well-architected vector database which allows you to use retrieval augmented generation for Audio.
Step 5: Visit Your File Or Folder
Speak is capable of analyzing both individual files and entire folders of data.
When you are viewing any individual file in Speak, all you have to do is click on the “Prompts” button.
If you want to analyze many files, all you have to do is add the files you want to analyze into a folder within Speak.
You can do that by adding new files into Speak or you can organize your current files into your desired folder with the software’s easy editing functionality.
Step 6: Select Speak Magic Prompts To Analyze Your Audio
What Are Magic Prompts?
Speak Magic Prompts leverage innovation in artificial intelligence models often referred to as “generative AI”.
These models have analyzed huge amounts of data from across the internet to gain an understanding of language.
With that understanding, these “large language models” are capable of performing mind-bending tasks!
With Speak Magic Prompts, you can now perform those tasks on the audio, video and text data in your Speak account.
Retrieval augmented generation is what makes these Magic Prompts work so well.
Step 7: Select or Create Your Assistant Type
To help you get better results from Speak Magic Prompts, Speak has introduced “Assistant Type”.
These assistant types pre-set and provide context to the prompt engine for more concise, meaningful outputs based on your needs.
To begin, we have included:
Choose the most relevant assistant type from the dropdown.
You can also create your own custom Assistant Template Type.
If you visit the new page Account Preferences, you can see there is now an area where you can create your own custom Assistant.
This allows you to set the context of the engine for higher quality and more consistent outputs.
For example, you could say:
“We are [COMPANY NAME]. We are analyzing [DATA] to understand how to improve [GOAL]. We want all responses to be concise and in table format.”.
This becomes a reusable template in any of your manual or automated Magic Prompts.
You can create multiple templates for different use cases.
As an example, the analysis you run on a focus group may be different than a one-on-one interview.
Step 8: Create Or Select Your Desired Prompt
Here are some examples prompts that you can apply to any file right now:
- Create a SWOT Analysis
- Give me the top action items
- Create a bullet point list summary
- Tell me the key issues that were left unresolved
- Tell me what questions were asked
A modal will pop up so you can use the suggested prompts we shared above to instantly and magically get your answers.
If you have your own prompts you want to create, select “Custom Prompt” from the dropdown and another text box will open where you can ask anything you want of your data!
Step 9: Review & Share Responses
Speak will generate a concise response for you in a text box below the prompt selection dropdown. With Chat enabled, you can also continue to query that data to reveal more insights and reformat the information to your needs.
In this example, we ask to analyze all the Audio in the folder at once for the top product dissatisfiers.
You can easily copy that response for your presentations, content, emails, team members and more!
Speak Magic Prompts Pricing
Our team at Speak Ai continues to optimize the pricing for Magic Prompts and Speak as a whole.
Right now, anyone in the 14-day trial of Speak gets 100,000 characters included in their account.
If you need more characters, you can easily include Speak Magic Prompts in your plan when you create a subscription.
You can also upgrade the number of characters in your account if you already have a subscription.
Both options are available on the subscription page.
Alternatively, you can use Speak Magic Prompts by adding a balance to your account. The balance will be used as you analyze characters.
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Once you sign up, just visit our custom plan builder and select the media volume, team size, and features you want to get a plan that fits your needs.
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That means you save up to $50 USD per month and $150 USD in total.
Once you subscribe to a plan, all you have to do is send us a live chat with your selected premium add-on from the list below:
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- Media Player Customization
- Shareable Media Libraries
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