What is speech-to-text?

The speech-to-text concept is equivalent to speech recognition. Speech-to-text software takes audio content and converts it into written text. 

Why is it important?

Speech-to-text software has multiple benefits. It can reduce the time and manual work needed for text transcription, speed up the process of document creation, enable hands-free technology, etc. It can also promote the development of machines capable of communicating: virtual assistants, smart devices, robots. You may have seen speech-to-text technology in action in Google Translate (accessed by clicking on the button showed below)

Google Translate can record your speech and generate text according to what you said