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Kanari AI Launches Fenek AI: the First MENA-Focused Automatic Transcription and Subtitling Platform for Dialectal Languages

Focused on state-of-the-art multi-lingual speech technology, Fenek AI lets consumers easily and accurately unlock the world of speech recognition by converting audio and video files into text.

March 21, 2023

Kanari AI, a dialectal speech technology company, today announced the launch of Fenek AI, the first Middle East and Africa (MENA)-focused automatic transcription, translation, and subtitling platform for dialectal languages. With over 20 Arab countries in the MENA region and each country having its own distinct set of dialects, Fenek AI’s platform initially focuses on dialectal Arabic and English, with plans to expand to other dialectal languages in the coming weeks.Fenek AI is the first to offer automatic transcription for all Arabic dialects and English when spoken in the same sentence—a prominent phenomenon in the region. Fenek AI’s technology easily navigates different social and cultural contexts to capture the entire conversation.Fenek AI’s key features include: Transcribe audio and video files in Arabic and English—even online meeting recordings Edit, share, and download files in multiple formats including subtitles Create workspaces for teams and multiple projects “The 400 million native Arabic speaker market has been ignored for too long by speech technologies as accuracy has remained one of the biggest challenges until now,” said Ryan Carmichael, CEO and founder of Kanari AI. “For the past three years, our leading Arabic speech recognition solutions have only been available for enterprises, governments, media companies, and intelligence groups. With the launch of Fenek AI we are now making the same technology available to consumers. In an effort to increase speech technology adoption in the region, our goal is to continually bring meaningful speech-related solutions to the market.”For more information, visit Kanari AIFounded in 2020, Kanari AI is a recognized leader in dialectal speech technologies. Our Arabic speech recognition technologies lead the market in accuracy, features, and flexibility, with a focus on automatic speech recognition, text-to-speech, and natural language processing. Kanari AI has offices in Pasadena, CA; Doha, Qatar; Dubai, UAE, and Bangalore, India. For more information, visit View source version on