Siri, Alexa and unconscious bias: the case for designing fairer AI assistants Voice-assistants are becoming a part of our everyday lives, but they don’t understand everyone’s voices equally.
Davis says that tech giants have an advantage because of their “propriety access to voice data”.
The Common Voice dataset is now “the largest public domain transcribed voice dataset” in the world, with over 4,000 recorded hours of voice data and 35 languages including English, French, German and Mandarin.
Davis Says that Mozilla’s aim moving forwards is to contribute to a more “diverse and innovative voice technology ecosystem”.
If you were developing an app for Slovenians, you’d only be working with 175MB of voice data.

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