The Facebook management announced that it is going to pay individual users for their voice recordings, which the social network will use to improve its speech recognition technology.
The announcement comes after Facebook, following Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft, was caught eavesdropping on and transcribing user voice recordings to improve speech recognition systems without notifying those who unwittingly participated.
Facebook is now making it legal for everyone to record voice messages through its new "Pronunciations" program in its Viewpoints app. Eligible users will be able to write down the phrase "Hey, Portal" and then say the first name from their friends list. The procedure can be repeated no more than 10 times, and each message must be said twice.
However, do not expect a generous monetary reward for such a small service. In one “go” Facebook will award 200 points to the member in the Viewpoints app. The first payout of $ 5 follows only after the user has accumulated 1000 points. Money is transferred via PayPal.
For now, Pronunciations will be available to US users over the age of 18 with over 75 Facebook friends. The management of the social network intends to gradually expand the program.