A Reddit-Powered Database Will Inform Google’s Voice Recognition Technology

A Reddit-Powered Database Will Inform Google’s Voice Recognition Technology
Technology

The dataset was conceived to overcome the 'speech divide' introduced by strong accents and dialects

Ido Lechner, Home Editor
  • 1 september 2016

Voice-controlled interfaces such as Siri and Alexa are a seamless and intuitive method of achieving simple input commands without the need for a screen, making them especially efficient for the tech-adverse. But when thick accents are introduced, the competence of these devices are put in question; what good is a universal tool that can’t be used by everyone?

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