U.S. English - iPhone - Audio Project
Project ends at 11:59 PM PST, 7/17/2021
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Project Purpose: To improve technology for voice-activated applications on Apple’s iPhone / iOS devices for U.S. English.
We are collecting recorded audio of people from all different regional dialects and ethnicities within the U.S.
Pay for completion: $40 per participant
Time necessary for completion: Between 30 – 60 minutes, including app download.
Data Use: Submissions are anonymous and for technological research only. Our client will not receive any of your personally identifiable information.
This project will be closing soon.
The following gender / race / ethnicity breakdowns are still open:
- Asian-American males from any U.S. region
- Hispanic/latin-american males from any U.S. region
- African American males from West/Midwest/East only
- African-american females from Western U.S. only
- We are still welcoming participants who identify as non-binary of any race/ethnicity or geographical region
Must be an adult (18+)
Must be a native speaker of U.S. English
Must be born in the U.S. or lived in U.S. for at least 15 years
Must be currently located in the U.S. (data from outside the U.S. will be rejected)
Must own or have access to an iPhone for the project
How does the project work?
Download our client’s app from the Apple Store
Find a quiet place with minimal background noise
Log in to the app using the PIN we provide you
Follow the series of prompts the app gives you and use the app to record your responses. For example:
App: “Ask for directions to a popular location.”
You might respond: “Hey, Siri, take me to Disney World.”
Once you’ve finished the questions, click Submit in the app
Our client checks your data for completeness and audio quality
We pay you electronically or by mailed check
Client Company: Appen (www.appen.com)
If you would like to participate, please complete the form below. Once accepted, we will send you an email and text message with instructions for getting the project started.