Mozilla Common Voice adds 16 new languages and 4,600 new hours of speech ↦
That’s a big addition. Here’s what Hillary Juma (Common Voice’s community mgr) had to say about it:
Internet access is increasingly mediated through speech: Voice assistants and smart speakers give us directions, search for information, connect us to friends, used in assistive technology and much more. Yet this technology doesn’t work for millions of people. For example, neither Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, nor Google Home support a single native African language.
By giving individuals the ability to share their speech, we can help ensure all communities have access to voice technology and the opportunity it unlocks.
What a great initiative! (I first heard about Common Voice on Practical AI.)
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