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Video Subtitle Bot

Video Subtitle Bot

Cy Heffley 85 Views

About Idea

Yesterday, a friend and I built a twitter bot that generates subtitled versions of videos using cloud speech-to-text recognition software. This can be a very helpful tool for the deaf/hard of hearing community, as well as anyone who may not have access to audio on their device. While the bot is far from perfect, we have made reasonable progress and have a few demonstrations on the “media” section of the bot account of strong performance.


On Twitter, I regularly see requests for subtitles in response to videos. Without subtitles, it is virtually impossible for people with hearing disabilities to understand videos published on the internet.
This project will also benefit anyone without access to audio on their device, which can be for a number of reasons.

What I Will Do With $5,000

We need funding in order to afford cloud services for speech-to-text recognition as well as hosting the middleware to connect Twitter’s API to Google Cloud Platform. I expect that $5,000 could keep the service running for at least 5 consecutive years.

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About Cy Heffley

I'm a computer science student at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA. I have a bit of a passion for building tech projects to make people's lives easier. Before the pandemic, I played a lot of drums and would perform at basketball games at my university, but due to the pandemic, I've been instead practicing piano since May. In my free time, I like to go for hikes and binge-watch some Netflix/HBO series.

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