Google is looking to learn the local lingo and are willing to pay you to help them out. Braw.
An employee from the internet giant posted a notice on the Edinburgh Reddit, looking to recruit Scottish people for ‘speech data’ for Google.
The task involves saying a set of phrases and requires people to record themselves through Google Chrome:
“The task is recording voice prompts like “Indy now”, “Google what’s the time”. Each phrase takes around 3-5 seconds.”
Not quite a deep-dive into Scottish vernacular just yet then.
It’s a three-hour task, which has to be completed by August 6, and Google is offering payment for those selected to help out (£27 for adults and £30 for children).
Scottish accents and voice-recognition technology have not always been the best of pals, as viewed in various videos across YouTube.
Here’s a guy asking Siri to ‘create a reminder’ and instead being asked what ‘create Allemagne’ means…
Also, there’s no way we could end a story about Scottish accents without mentioning *that* Burnistoun sketch.
Scotland’s war with technology could be soon a thing of the past, if you’re willing to put in your three hours for the cause.