Facebook Will Pay You $5 For Recording Your Voice & Speeches – How Does This Work, And Why?
Voice based searches, and voice commands are no more a fad – It is turning into a full fledged industry, with new apps and devices regularly coming up.
After Google, Amazon, Microsoft, it is the turn of Facebook to jump into the speech recognition technology and voice-based user-generated actions.
In this endeavor, Facebook wants to develop their own voice command database.
This is the reason that Facebook will offer to pay some users for voice recordings that will be used to help improve its speech recognition technology, the company announced Thursday.
Facebook’s Voice Database: Get Paid For Your Voice
As per the reports, the move comes after Facebook — as well as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft — was caught listening to and transcribing voice recordings to improve speech recognition systems without informing customers it was doing so.
According to this move, Facebook will let you make voice recordings as part of a new program called “Pronunciations” in its Viewpoints market research app.
How Does It Work?
In case you qualify to be part of the program, Facebook says you’ll be able to record the phrase “Hey Portal” followed by the first name of a friend from your friends list.
Further, you’ll be able to do this with the names of up to 10 friends, and you have to record each statement twice.
Basically, this Pronunciations program will be available to US users over the age of 18 that have more than 75 Facebook friends.
According to Facebook, they will be rolling the program out slowly, so it won’t be available to all users right away.
If it’s made available to you, you won’t need to update the Viewpoints app to see it pop up, as the company say.
As of now, this scheme has been rolled out for few users in the US, but gradually, as per some reports, Facebook will launch this in every country, thereby accumulating voice based commands and speeches from every region.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.