Child under six project-voice recordings w/ Appen

T. Leela

Oh Lord...
May 12, 2016
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I received this re: a temporary project, as far as I know, you don't' already have to be with Appen already, there's a link with an application for the project below:

We are contacting you because you registered as a speaker of US English on AppenGlobal. Appen is initiating a new US English speech collection project and looking for native US English speakers under the age of 6. Speech data collected will be used to train and enhance speech recognition programs that are supporting a variety of different Apps (e.g. search engines, virtual assistants, etc.). Here are the details:

- The participant must be a native US English speaker under the age of 6.
- The participant will record 500 prompts each. The task does not need to be completed all at once and it should take no more than 2 hours in total.
- Compensation for this project is set at AUD $50 (for 500 prompts). However, payment will be processed proportionally if a minimum of 100 recordings are submitted.
- The recording can be done on PC/Mac or Android devices (iPhone/iPad will not work)

Do you have children or know children under the age of 6 that could help us with this collection? If you or someone you know meets the requirements and is interested in contributing to this project, please complete expression of interest form at It would be very much appreciated if you can invite your friends and family as well to help us complete the project quickly.

Detailed instructions will be provided as soon as the application is received.

If you are working on another ongoing Appen project, you're are also eligible to work on this project if you have 1-2 hours available.

We look forward to receiving your expression of interest.