Ai-Media Unveils AI-driven LEXI 3.0: The Future of Live Automatic Captioning

LEXI 3.0

Introducing the latest release LEXI, the world’s most advanced automatic captioning solution. With cutting edge features and unmatched accuracy, LEXI revolutionizes automatic captioning to deliver results that rival human captions at a fraction of the cost.

SYDNEY, Australia, May 03, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ai-Media, the global leader in professional captioning solutions, is proud to announce the launch of LEXI 3.0, the new and improved version of its flagship live automatic captioning solution. With cutting-edge enhancements and new features, LEXI 3.0 is the world’s most accurate and advanced automatic captioning solution, delivering results that rival human captions at a fraction of the cost.

Independent audits confirm that LEXI 3.0 consistently delivers results with 35% fewer recognition, formatting, and punctuation errors than the previous version.

Critically, LEXI 3.0 introduces new automated features, including speaker identification and AI-powered caption placement to avoid on-screen interference. Average quality results have increased significantly from 98.2% to 98.7% NER with this release.

LEXI 3.0 is an affordable on-demand solution perfect for live captioning a wide range of content types – from linear TV broadcast, OTT, Live Sports, and live streams, to meetings, events, lectures, and more.

Ai-Media’s Co-Founder and CEO, Tony Abrahams, said:

“20 years in the making, we’ve finally cracked the holy grail of making live automatic captioning a reality. LEXI 3.0 is a game-changer. We’re seeing accelerating adoption of automatic captioning driven by a significant increase in quality, reduction in latency, and release of new AI features that previously required manual intervention, such as speaker changes and placement of captions to not obscure important visuals.

“LEXI 3.0 is available immediately for existing Ai-Media customers at no additional cost and is delivered with any iCap Encoder (hardware, Alta, and Falcon) connected to Ai-Media’s iCap Cloud Network.”

To learn more about LEXI 3.0, click here.

About Ai-Media

Founded in Australia in 2003, technology company Ai-Media is a global leader in the provision of high-quality live and recorded captioning, transcription, and translation solutions. The company helps the world’s leading broadcasters, enterprises, and government agencies ensure high accuracy, secure and cost-effective captioning via its AI-powered LEXI automatic captioning solution and end-to-end range of captioning hardware. Globally, Ai-Media technology delivers 7 million minutes of live and recorded media content, online events, and web streams every month. Ai-Media (ASX: AIM) commenced trading on the ASX on 15 September 2020. For more information on Ai-Media please visit Ai-Media.tv.

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Abu Dhabi Judicial Department discusses legal frameworks to protect environment and combat climate change

BU DHABI, 2nd May, 2023 (WAM) — The Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, represented by the Abu Dhabi Judicial Academy, organised a series of seminars and workshops on national and international legal frameworks for human rights in protecting and sustaining the environment and addressing the risks of climate change, in line with the strategic directions of the United Arab Emirates in the year of sustainability 2023 and in light of the ongoing preparations to host the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP28). Counsellor Youssef Saeed Al Abri, Undersecretary of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, stressed the interest of the Judicial Department in supporting government goals to achieve sustainable development and in the implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Presidential Court, and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department (ADJD), by continuing the supportive efforts to establish a pioneering legal and judicial system that contributes effectively to addressing challenges and providing innovative solutions. Counsellor Youssef Al-Abri explained that these seminars and workshops represent an important opportunity to highlight the role of human rights in protecting the environment and confronting climate change, emphasising that climate action based on human rights is the basis for ensuring a sustainable future, especially with the measures taken in the UAE to face challenges in the environment and climate and the application of international commitments in this regard. In addition, the participants in the seminars held over the months of March and April 2023, discussed the country’s efforts to promote human rights in the field of climate action, the role of individuals, the state, and judicial institutions in confronting climate change and its effects, as well as the pivotal role of civil society in spreading awareness of the importance of preserving climate change. Environment and achieving sustainable green development to ensure the right to reside in a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. The speakers discussed the significance of the role that judicial authorities can play in upholding justice and protecting rights in this area, particularly in light of the fact that climate change has emerged as a serious threat, particularly in the most affected areas that experience severe droughts, floods, and storms. They emphasised the necessity of working effectively to protect human rights in those areas and of providing the necessary resources to consolidate developmental sustainability. The speakers also highlighted the legal, judicial, and administrative framework for environmental auditing of institutions to monitor phenomena and assess the impact of protecting, developing, and sustaining the ecosystem of projects, and preserving biodiversity as tools for environmental protection in light of pertinent legislation and national and international judicial rulings. Hazem Hussein

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

Supply chain and online dominance issues faced head-on by attendees of International Booksellers Conference

SHARJAH, 2nd May, 2023 (WAM) — The International Booksellers Conference brought together industry professionals from all around the world to share their experiences and discuss the challenges that independent booksellers face in today’s market. From supply chain issues to online dominance and marketing hurdles, booksellers voiced their concerns and brainstormed possible solutions. Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief for Publishing Perspectives provided insight into how we are even more connected and how this helps to boost sales in the industry. Expanding on this he commented, “Contrary to some confusion publishing and booksellers have come closer together in the modern era, part of this is because e-commerce makes it possible to work so closely in time, a sale that is being made can be immediately transmitted to a publisher who can use P.O.D (print on demand) to supply the book.” Another aspect he discussed was how large online distributors and e-retailers can tap into markets far and wide and give publishers access to a global network of consumers and markets they may not otherwise have been able to connect with. Seong Oh, the Founder and Shop Manager of Graphic Novel Cafe in Auckland, New Zealand, and Committee Director of Overload, New Zealand Comic and Manga Convention, faces challenges in his business due to supply chain issues. “The biggest issue we have at the moment is in our supply chain. It’s becoming harder to get our books and it’s taking a very long time for deliveries, especially to somewhere like New Zealand,” Seong explained. He believes that finding more competitive suppliers and negotiating better import and transportation costs through local logistical services could be possible solutions. Sonia Draga, Vice-President of the Federation of European Publishers and President of the Polish Chamber of Books, as well as the founder and CEO of Sonia Draga Publishing House in Poland, addressed the issue of online dominance in the book industry. Commenting on this Sonia said, “During the pandemic, many people turned to buying books online from corporate suppliers, and unfortunately, a significant number of these customers did not return to support their local bookstore or independent distributor.” Sonia believes that booksellers need to understand their market better and find ways to invigorate the community to overcome this situation. Frederico Lang, Key Account Manager of Libreria Luces in Malaga, Spain, believes that reading is alive and thriving. However, he foresees challenges in maintaining this paradigm of consumerism, where “more for less” is always better in the long run. Discussing possible solutions Fredrico elaborated saying, “Another challenge is the willingness to adapt within the industry and collaborate so that our industry is not consumed in itself by corporate heavyweights.” hmad Al Kilani, Director of Ashtar Publishing House in Canada and a repeat conference attendee, noted that the sessions, meetings, and workshops presented diverse experiences and solutions to distribution challenges. Most notably, he said, “the recommendation of using social media to promote products or services has proven to be effective in reaching specific groups of people.” He also explained that the advanced utilisation of these platforms for book promotion increases the ability to reach target audiences. Hassan Al Salman, the Distribution Manager at Safahat Publishing and Distribution in Saudi Arabia, highlighted that the conference provided fresh insights and expertise on book marketing. Commenting on one of his takeaways he said, “the recognition that each book has its target audience, and there are appropriate platforms and websites for it a certain type of promotion was eye-opening. Additionally, if a distributor cannot find a market for a book at a given time, they should explore alternative marketing avenues to find the right target audience.” Syrian publisher Fouad Yakoub, Director of Dar Safahat for publishing and distribution, which operates between Syria, Sweden, and other European countries, utilises digital platforms to distribute Arabic books and called for combating piracy to help increase the distribution of the region’s books. Stressing the importance of conferences like this Fouad said, “the conference is vital in motivating distributors to realise their role in developing the regional and global publishing system. Foreign distributors’ main challenges revolve around finding a new audience and in contrast, Arab distributors and publishers face different problems, including weak demand for books, high shipping fees, and enforcing copyright laws.” He explained that facing these challenges head-on can make the priorities of Arab publishers and distributors more focused and enable them to flourish.

Source: Emirates News Agency (WAM)

Israeli forces detain three Palestinians, hold several internationals in southern West Bank

Israeli forces today detained three Palestinians and briefly held several internationals in Alzoyedeen community, east of Yatta city in the southern West Bank district of Hebron, according to WAFA correspondent. They said that the gun-toting Israeli soldiers rounded up three shepherds as they were grazing their cattle and briefly held several solidarity activists in the southern West Bank community. The activists accompanied the shepherds in an attempt to protect them against the attacks of Israeli settlers, who have continued their terror and rampage against Palestinians in the community as a means to expel them and seize their land to make room for colonial settlement construction. Meanwhile, a group of settlers grazed their cattle on Palestinian farmers’ crops in Shi’b al-Butum, one of the 19 hamlets making up the Masafer Yatta, south of Hebron, sabotaging them. In the early morning hours of today, Israeli forces detained 15 Palestinians, including a 67-year-old former lawmaker, in multiple raids across the occupied West Bank. Israeli forces frequently raid Palestinian houses almost on a daily basis across the West Bank on the pretext of searching for “wanted” Palestinians, triggering clashes with residents. These raids, which take place also in areas under the full control of the Palestinian Authority, are conducted with no need for a search warrant, whenever and wherever the military chooses in keeping with its sweeping arbitrary powers. Under Israeli military law army commanders have full executive, legislative and judicial authority over 3 million Palestinians living in the West Bank. Palestinians have no say in how this authority is exercised. According to the latest figures from Addameer, the Palestinian Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, there are currently 4,900 Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli prisons and detention centers, including 160 children and 30 female prisoners. This number includes 1,016 Palestinians placed under ‘administrative detention’, that allows the detention of Palestinians without charge or trial for renewable intervals ranging between three and six months based on undisclosed evidence that even a detainee’s lawyer is barred from viewing. Mass arrest of Palestinians is nothing new. According to a 2017 report by Addameer, over the past 50 years, more than 800,000 Palestinians have been imprisoned or detained by Israel, this figure is now believed to be closer to 1 million. This means that about 40% of Palestinian men and boys living under military occupation have been deprived of their freedom. Almost every Palestinian family has suffered the imprisonment of a loved one.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency (WAFA)

Prime Minister Shtayyeh: Most formidable challenge is to preserve the two-state solution

Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh today stated that the most formidable challenge is how to preserve the two-state solution in light of its systematic destruction at the hands of Israel. The biggest challenge is how to preserve the two-state solution in light of the systematic destruction carried out by Israel, as the number of settlers in the West Bank has reached 751,000 living in more than 285 colonial settlements, which poses the real threat to the two-state solution, Prime Minister Shtayyeh stated while expressing his confidence that the Netherlands stands with the law and condemns colonial settlements. He made his remarks during a ceremony marking the King’s Day (Koningsdag) in the presence of the Netherlands Representative to Palestine, Michel Rentenaar along with a host of ministers, ambassadors and consuls at the Dutch Representative Office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Premier Shtayyeh pointed that not only is Israel expanding its colonial settlements, but also it also continues to systematically destroy the two-state solution, besiege the Gaza Strip, construct the apartheid wall around Jerusalem, and further fragment the territorial contiguity of the West Bank and, thus, seriously undermining the prospects for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. Stressing the importance of bilateral relations with the Netherlands, directly and through Europe as well, the Premier noted that the Netherlands has played an important role in making Palestine a member of the Euro-Mediterranean neighborhood and strengthening direct bilateral relations through offering political support for the two-state solution as well as financial and technical support, while expressing hope for more progress and bilateral cooperation. Commenting on Israel’s new far-right government, deemed the most racist and fundamentalist ever, he said that the Israeli government is not only extremist, but also a criminal government, since it has cold-bloodedly killed over 110 Palestinians since the beginning of 2023, the latest victim was Khader Adnan, who died following the occupation authorities refusal to release him and due to deliberate medical negligence. He extended congratulations to the Dutch King, King Willem-Alexander, on the occasion of the National Day, on behalf of President Mahmoud Abbas as well as the Palestinian government and people, while voicing hope that the King’s Day would be celebrated next year in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Palestine. He concluded by expressing his hope that the international community and friends of Palestine would halt all the crimes of this extremist Israeli government and guarantee that international law is indivisible and must be applied here like anywhere in the world.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency (WAFA)

Youth critically injured from Israeli army gunfire near Bethlehem

A Palestinian youth was shot and critically wounded by Israeli army gunfire west of Bethlehem, according to medical and security sources The Ministry of Health said a youth was brought in critical condition to the Arab Society Hospital in Bethlehem, with a bullet wound to the pelvis and shrapnel in the chest and stomach, and was immediately taken to the operating room. Security sources said the youth was shot when he was at the western entrance to the villages west of Bethlehem. The circumstances of the shooting were not yet clear.

Source: Palestine News & Information Agency (WAFA)