Facebook will pay users for recording their voice

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — After a scandal with unauthorized analysis of recordings from device microphones that caught Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Facebook, the world’s largest social network decided to change the approach to obtaining data for training speech recognition algorithms.

It was decided to pay for them.

Viewpoints, a Facebook-developed marketing research application, has a new program called Pronunciations.

Users who the system considers suitable for participation are invited to record the phrase “Hey Portal” (Portal – a line of communication devices manufactured by Facebook in the USA) in combination with the name of the first friend from the list of friends on the social network.

You can record combinations with the names of up to 10 friends, and each record must be repeated twice.

True, only 200 “viewpoints” are awarded for this, which is equivalent to one US dollar, and to convert points into money through PayPal you need to earn at least a thousand of them.

Facebook said that each user can make up to five sets of records – and thus earn a couple of cups of coffee.

Entries, promised by the company, will not be tied to an account in the network, and activity with “viewpoints” points is not used without permission on Facebook or other company-owned services.


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