How to start using Amazon Transcribe service with Python

Yegor Kryukov
3 min readJun 25, 2020

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform that offers over 175 cloud products accessible from Amazon’s data centers worldwide. Amazon Transcribe is one of those that automatically converts speech to text. This article is a step-by-step guide on how to start using the Amazon Transcribe. You will need a working Python environment and an AWS account.

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Step 1. Install dependencies

Amazon has an AWS SDK for python called Boto. To install using Conda run this command:

conda install -c anaconda boto3

or with pip:

pip install boto3

You would also need time, urllib, and json libraries.

Step 2. Create AWS credentials

We need valid credentials to use AWS services. To create a new access key:

  • login to the AWS console, click your username at the top right corner, and click Security Credentials
  • on the new page that follows click Access keys and then Create New Access Key
  • download and save the file to a…