Tencent technology news, February 21, according to foreign media reports, on Thursday local time, social media giant Facebook announced that it would pay some users to record audio, which will be used to help improve its voice recognition technology.
It comes after Facebook as well as Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft were spotted listening and transcribing their audio recordings without notifying users to improve their speech recognition systems.
Facebook will allow users to record audio as its market research app Viewpoints
Facebook says users can record phrases if they are involved in the project
However, Facebook doesn't pay too much for users to record audio. If a user completes the recording, they will get 200 points in the viewpoint application. Users cannot redeem in viewpoint until they earn at least 1000 points.
What's more, users can only get a $5 reward through PayPal. However, Facebook said users may be offered up to five recording opportunities, so it is possible to reach the 1000 point goal and get paid.
Facebook promises that users' audio recordings will not be connected to their Facebook profiles, and that the company will not share data from viewpoints activities on Facebook or other Facebook services without permission.