Yesterday, it will pay some users for audio recordings, which will be used to help improve speech recognition technology, according to the technical website “The Verg”.
The move comes after the discovery of the social networking giant Facebook Facebook
, And some other American technology companies such as Amazon
Apple and Google
Microsoft spies on its users by listening to and transcribing audio recordings to improve speech recognition systems without informing customers.
It will allow you to “Facebook
Making audio recordings as part of a new program called “Pronunciations”, in the Market Research app Viewpoints that rewards people for participating in polls, tasks, and research, and Facebook says “If you qualify to be part of this program, you will be able to record the phrase“ Hey Portal “followed by the first name of a friend from your friends list, and you will be able to do this with the names of up to 10 friends, and you must register each phrase twice.”
He will not pay “Facebook
“A lot for your records, if you complete one set of records, you will get 200 points in the Viewpoints app, and you cannot spend them until you earn at least 1000 points.
This translates into a reward of just $ 5 via PayPal, however, and says “Facebook
“Users may be given the opportunity to set up up to five sets of these registrations, so there is a possibility to achieve this 1,000 point goal and get paid for it.
and say Facebook
The audio recordings provided by users will not be linked to their personal profile on the social network, and the company does not share the activity of Viewpoints on its website or other services owned by it without the user’s permission.
And for the new word pronunciation program, it will be available to US users over the age of 18, who have more than 75 friends on Facebook. Facebook
, And indicate Facebook
The program will be rolling out slowly, so it will not be available to all users immediately.
It is worth noting that Viewpoints from Facebook
It is a new application for market research, launched by the company in November 2019, which rewards people for participating in opinion polls, tasks, and network research. Once the user creates an account in it, he will be invited to join the programs. Before each program, Facebook will explain the information that will be collected from the user, how it will be used, and how many points it will get after the program ends.
The company will explain to the users how many points they need to obtain a sum of money in exchange for them, and after each time the user gets that amount of points, the money will be transferred directly to his account in the PayPal service.