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 specific 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.
What incentive do you offer to participate in Ensemble?
Eligible users can now get an exclusive, unique early access to Voiceitt's new application, using the new continuous speech recognition technology that enables using it in conversations and to transcribe speech to text using your unique voice.
We know these recordings take time and effort on your end, so we want to preemptively say thank you so much!
Can I still get a gift card for participating?
Ensemble participants are now offered the chance to participate in Voiceitt's new application, using the new continuous speech recognition technology. This replaces the gift card incentive that was previously offered.
Users that onboarded to Ensemble before October 23 2022 and received a confirmation that they are entitled to the gift card upon completing Ensemble recording, are still entitled to receive the gift card if completing the recording and meeting the terms by the end of December 2022. 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.