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Alex Laats on How PodZinger is Being Used Across the Internet

  • Aired: 1/9/2011
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A major defense department contractor, BBN of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has applied a national security technology application, developed to fight terrorism, to 'crawl' the audio tracks of public Internet videos through its PodZinger subsidiary. PodZinger has analyzed, transcribed and organized some 1.5 million YouTube clips since December and is crawling many thousand every day, according to Alex Laats, who heads the unit. PodZinger uses speech-to-text technology.

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