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Can I use this to transcribe thoughts directly from my brain onto the page? Asking for a friend who sometimes struggles to write πŸ˜…πŸ‘€

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Oh good grief. This is *brilliant*.

THANK YOU, TECH GODS OF SUBSTACK.

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Any chance of seeing tech like this help create subtitles for our video uploads?

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As someone with an auditory processing disability, I love it when podcasts include transcripts. Thank you for making it easier for podcasters to be more accessible to people like me!

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Great timing. I am just launching my new podcast and will feature it on Substack. Always open to have guests on the show so feel free to drop a message πŸ₯ƒ or drop in to our office if you are in London.

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Looks like I'm the only one not excited for this. In fact, I'm very wary of it, and every writer on here should be, too. Now that Substack has jumped on the AI bandwagon, I'd like to know what it's been trained on without consent, and if our writing/video has been used for it. Has my writing on here, or anyone else's for that matter, been completely open for outside sources to train on, too? I want to trust Substack, but this makes it hard to do so.

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This is wonderful added functionality. Always impressed by the speed and quality of what the Substack team ships.

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Can you provide audio for written articles? Since many people on my thread could be those with learning challenges or learning disorders, the audio would be greatly appreciated.

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SPECTACULAR!!!!!

P.S. Thank you, Hamish!

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Aug 30Liked by Hamish McKenzie

If it can generate an accurate transcript from a heavy Kiwi accent, there's nothing it can't do!

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Aug 30Liked by Hamish McKenzie

As a hearing disabled subscriber, rather than a content provider, I can't begin to express how grateful I will be for this advance which will break a great barrier for me and so many others! 😍

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Will this work with video posts too?

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I have to say Substack just keeps getting better and better! This is the very best website for writers, authors, editors and publishers! I began doing podcasts a few months ago and now have dozens of podcasts on my newsletter The Portland Daily Blink! I think it adds a very immediate and intimate tone to publishing, being able to hear a voice. Good show Substack! Your platform is top notch!

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Just as I was working my way into creating a podcast-focused Section and wondering whether Otter.ai had improved enough for transcripts, Substack gives me this. The best platform I've seen, bar none. Incredible work from the team! Thank you so much for giving us tools to reduce attrition and focus on sharing our work!

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How long will it be until the transcript includes the names of the speakers on the left hand side before their dialogue? Rev.com has this feature for their automatic AI, so it must be possible.

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Wow this is awesome. I've been using a variety of other tools for this. Can't wait to use it.

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