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Job 54247: Black or African American English recording project

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Black or African American English recording project: Job 00054247

Source language(s): English
Target language(s): English

Details of the project: Thank you for taking part in this data collection and helping build fairer AI. This project is to make technology fairer for people from different backgrounds. For example, speech recognition technology is currently more accurate for some people than for others. This project aims to address this disparity so that the technology can serve all users well, with a particular focus on collecting speech samples from people in different Black and African American communities.

It is important to keep in mind that people of Black and African American ancestry do not all speak the same way. There are regional differences, social class differences, urban vs. rural differences, and differences between younger and older speakers, to name a few. Our goal is to include as many of these varieties as possible to improve AI.

As a local contact, you will help drive speaker recruitment and data collection via an app. It is crucial that this collection proceed with care, understanding, and respect for participating speakers. As a local contact, this requires that you understand how to help participants feel comfortable using their most casual voices to avoid code switching, are prepared to answer questions about the collection, share concerns from participants with project organizers, and are familiar with the complex racial history that makes this such a sensitive and important collection.

Please ask for help anytime you are unsure how to proceed, need help with phrasing sensitive communications, or have any concerns.

Participation method: online/offline (through mobile app).

Total number of demand: 1,000.

The way of participation:

1. Confirm if speaker grew up from target city and can speak in local accent.
3. Read the text individually in the app.
4. Record conversation with a partner in the app (remotely or together).

The geographical distribution is as follows:

Regions Representative
States/Cities Speakers
(A) West
West Coast + Pacific NW Oakland, CAP or Los Angeles
(B) Gulf South (including Delta South) (AL, FL, LA, MS, TX) Miami, FL P
New Orleans, LA P 80
Mississippi Delta (Coahoma City) or Eastern TX (e.g., Springville) 80
(C) Southeast (Georgia, and South Carolina)  Atlanta, GA P or Charleston, SC 80
Roswell, GA P or Georgetown County, SC 80
(D) Upper North
Michigan, Ohio, western New York  Detroit, MI P or Lansing, MI Chicago, IL P 80
(E) Mid Atlantic
Northeast I-95 corridor   New York City, NY P
Washington DCP Philadelphia, PA or Pittsburgh, PA

(F) Upper Atlantic South + Upper South
Maryland, Virginia, NE North Carolina Raleigh/Durham, NC P 80
Texana, NC P or Dorchester County, MD or Hyde County NC 80

Speaker targets
o Gender identity: male/boy 45%
±5%, Woman/girl >45%±5%
o Age: 17-65, uniform distribution

This job is already available.

Special requirements to the applicants: Non. We need only Black/African American English Speaker.

We want to pay for this job 20 EUR per hour

Who can apply: Freelancers and agencies

Deadline for applying: 01/31/2021

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Dr. Devendra Goswami
Language Dean Translation Services

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Posted on Tuesday, 26 Jan 2021, 12:00:25

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