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What’s of interest? Common Voice

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Mozilla Common Voice is an initiative to help teach machines how real people speak.

Voice is natural, voice is human. That’s why we’re excited about creating usable voice technology for our machines. But to create voice systems, developers need an extremely large amount of voice data.

Most of the data used by large companies isn’t available to the majority of people. We think that stifles innovation. So we’ve launched Common Voice, a project to help make voice recognition open and accessible to everyone.

Now you can donate your voice to help us build an open-source voice database that anyone can use to make innovative apps for devices and the web. Read a sentence to help machines learn how real people speak. Check the work of other contributors to improve the quality. It’s that simple!

Where is it?: https://commonvoice.mozilla.org/

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This was interesting to see how easily it is to contribute, although my American style voice probably does not help much-- but an opportunity for our global community, students, to contribute? It’s easy and quick to do.

Also, even if you do not record, you can use the Review options (see below) to help check the recordings of others. Common Voice also has a place to add sentences from public domain text (I am guessing these feed the voice recording with the content)?

It took maybe 5 minutes to contribute 5 audio recordings.

Also, the Listen option allows you to review recordings and give a thumbs up or down to indicate if it represents the sentence.

This was rather enjoyable to do-- and was a bit interesting because the sentences are all random.
Imagine if everyone here just went on once a day or week and recorded or viewed five samples.

Give Common Voice a try and share how the experience was for you? Pass it on!