The age of conducting activities manually is long gone. We have even moved on from the phase when we would need to enter instructions in a gadget. Convenience has become so important for us that we are busy creating technology which makes life simpler. This demand resulted in the innovation of voice-activated devices. A majority of the smart gadgets come with the feature of a voice assistant to make things easy for the user. Now you don’t even need to walk to your gadget to make adjustments. All you have to do is say your instructions out loud and it will adhere to it. Mozilla Firefox has come up with a voice-based interaction system based on this concept.
It is no rocket science that voice-based interaction will soon rule our future. Be it our smartphones or home devices for everyday use, all of them have AI-powered assistants to provide this feature. The end result of this system seems very appealing to all of us. What about the invention of this technology? Developing such software requires proper expertise and technical know-how about this particular field of artificial intelligence. The latest project by Mozilla Firefox provides a simple solution to develop one’s own voice assistant just with the basic knowledge of artificial intelligence. In other words, the company aims to make things simpler for AI developers.
About Mozilla Firefox’s Common Voice
Common Voice is the latest project by Mozilla Firefox which crowdsources voice samples for voice assistants and further validates them. After the proper development of these voice recordings, it provides a relatively simpler database to AI developers. The developers can use this database if they wish to have speech-to-text systems for their intended projects. This facility is freely available so that everyone can try their hand at the development of voice assistants.
At the beginning of this project, Mozilla Firefox has set a goal of collecting around 10,000 hours of audio. This audio data will be available in various accents for a global reach. After streaming this data, it will supposedly be out by the end of this year. The most appealing part of this project is that absolutely anyone can contribute to it. This means that if you are sitting at home and have some time to spare, you can simply go to the Common Voices website. The website allows you to record your voice reading out certain sentences to upload on the database. The speaker can keep his identity totally anonymous. It is also available in the form of an iPhone app.