This article will cover frequently asked questions about Voiceitt's Ensemble project.
What is Voiceitt Ensemble?
Voiceitt Ensemble is part of Voiceitt’s initiative to make voice recognition technologies better and more accessible for everyone! With Voiceitt Ensemble, we are creating a database of non-standard speech that will be the foundation of our future development. Our goal is to build an app that supports spontaneous speech for all.
Who can participate?
Any dysarthric (non-standard) speaker is welcome to participate! This includes but is not limited to those diagnosed with speech disorders such as cerebral palsy, ALS, Down Syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries, deafness and aphasia.
While we appreciate the enthusiasm, we are not currently looking for standard speaker's speech including from caregivers and speech professionals.
Why should I participate?
Our goal is to develop an app that is capable of learning non-standard speech patterns and understanding spontaneous speech (that's right, no need to train any phrases!) In order to do that, we need to expose our algorithm to as many non-standard voices as possible. That's where you come in! By contributing your voice, you are bringing us one step closer to a technology that will change lives around the globe.
What do I need to participate?
To ensure that you are recorded properly, please have:
1. A device capable of accessing the web and recording speech: It is best to use a phone or tablet since these devices have high quality microphones. You can also use a laptop - if you use a PC, please use headphones or an external microphone.
2. A quiet recording environment: Make sure your recording environment is free from background noise such as a TV, radio or people talking.
How can I get started?
We are thrilled you would like to participate! Click here to go to the Voiceitt Ensemble website. Then you'll create an account and start recording.
Do I need to make an account?
While you can submit recordings without an account, we strongly encourage you to make an account. This allows us (and you!) to track how many recordings you have completed. You will only be eligible for the prizes if you create an account.
Will I get paid?
We know these recordings take time and effort on your end, so we want to preemptively say thank you so much! If you are eligible, you may be able to earn up to $100 for your recordings. We will reach out to you to let you know!
How do I claim my gift card?
Thank you so much for your contribution! Once we validate your submitted recordings, you will get an email with your gift card. Please allow one week for the gift card to be sent from the time you receive confirmation.
*If you live outside US/UK please let us know so we can send you a gift card that works with your currency.