Appen is looking for a Voice/Speech Contributor


Voice/Speech Contributor


Farmington Hills, MI

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Job Summary

Appen is a global leader in the development of high-quality, human-annotated datasets for machine learning and artificial intelligence.

We are currently seeking research participants for an in-car project that we are running out of our office in Farmington Hills, MI

Responsibilities and Duties

Participants will be driven in Appen vehicles by Appen employees while being recorded in a variety of acoustic environments.

The audio data collected in this project will be used to test the accuracy of in-car speech recognition systems. 

Qualifications and Skills

In order to be eligible for this project, you must:

  • Be a native speaker of U.S. or Canadian English (must be within the following accent groups):
    • Asian-American
    • Hispanic (Native Bilingual in English and Spanish
    • North Central - e.g. Minneapolis, Madison, Sioux City
    • Eastern New England - e.g., Boston, Down East Maine, Providence
    • Western New England- e.g., Worcester, Burlington (includes upstate New York)
    • New York City - including western Long Island and northern New Jersey
    • South Midland - e.g., Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Kansas City
    • North Midland - e.g., Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Des Moines, Omaha
    • Coastal Southeast - e.g., Charleston, Savannah
    • Southern - e.g., Memphis, Atlanta, Jackson, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston
    • Western - e.g., Seattle, San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Billings, Portland
    • Canada - e.g, Toronto, Montreal (English-speaking), Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver
    • African-American
    • French Canadian
    • Inland-North - e.g., Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be able to commute to Farmington Hills, MI office for a recording session

Recording sessions last 2, 4 and 6 hours, and compensate between $65 and $195 USD depending on session length. Compensation is in the form of an e-MasterCard gift card.

How to apply

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