5. Migüel Jetté, VP of AI, Rev
Migüel Jetté has dedicated his career to improving the way millions of people understand the human voice through his contributions to AI speech recognition technology. Migüel’s work has enabled speech-to-text company Rev to produce the most accurate transcriptions and captions across the industry, creating new avenues for accessibility, productivity, and communication.
As a multilingual speaker, Migüel understands firsthand the harm inaccuracies in transcription and translation can cause—such as in legal court depositions where inaccuracies could impact a case, or in classrooms where inaccurate captions hinder students’ ability to learn—and has invested his career in improving the ways people communicate. Since joining Rev in 2016, Migüel has worked to create automated speech recognition that works for everyone, leveraging Rev’s 6.4 million hours of high-quality training data to reduce the biases and inaccuracies that too often arise with AI. Rev uses a unique system for training AI involving human input and feedback from a community of 70,000 skilled transcribers.
Migüel’s work is contributing to a future for AI that is accurate, fair, and accessible to everyone. He deserves recognition for his decades-long pursuit combining computer science, mathematics, and human relations to ensure every voice is heard and understood.