It’s apparent that voice recognition will play an important role in CD products. The Link team is now considering speech-based products as well.
Does Mozilla leadership support consolidating our speech efforts into a non-productized service? Has the Vaani team had any discussions to this effect?
If we were not concerned about privacy, we could plug in a third-party speech-recognition API and the CD trains would be able to quickly produce a number of proposed products.
It’s a no-brainer that a extracting our own voice resources into a compartmentalized service will be crucial for Mozilla strategically. (Maybe that’s as simple as Mozilla maintaining a Kaldi cluster with the appropriate client libraries, in the beginning.)
Is there any buy-in for this idea? Any opposition, other than the current leadership directive to “build products for consumers, not developers”?