Automatic transcriptions are an excellent solution for those who need to act immediately in their work or education environment. Actions such as the transcription of a recording take too long when we need to carry out a task quickly. For instance, think of a journalist who needs to listen back to, transcribe and write up an interview or a student who wants to convert a lecture to text, before summarising it. This takes time, energy and concentration away from the main task, such as submitting an article or preparing for an exam.
A service like automatic transcription is most effective when we require a draft to grasp basic concepts, an outline to follow for subsequent development or a summary to refine our understanding of a presentation. Or, at the eleventh hour, when we need a synopsis or written version of a meeting, conference, AGM or other type of business event.