Hello! It’s a new(ish) year, weekly updates are back and we’re so excited to be bringing you all the Common Voice news:
From the community:
- The Frisian Common Voice community has been doing incredible work, running a Ynsprek Maraton contribution over the past few months. They’ve contributed 80 hours of new speech and validated 13 hours! They ran a livestream to celebrate and you can catch the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tazIIYrKWH4
- Open Data week is coming up in March, run by the Open Knowledge Foundation. There will be a series of conference days and events around the world including Open Data Day Karlsrule on March 4th https://ok-lab-karlsruhe.de/en/projekte/odd/, where community member Stefan Grotz will be speaking about the Common Voice project
- The Kiswahili community ran an exciting hybrid event that supported voice contributions and ran a voice dataset modeilling competition with a cash prize. Read more about it here: https://foundation.mozilla.org/en/blog/common-voice-kiswahili-festival-brings-community-together-to-grow-dataset/
From the team:
MozFest Panel Discussion: Breaking the Anglocentricism of the Internet - Perspectives from the Common Voice Community
Date and Time: 03-21, 15:00–16:00 (Europe/Amsterdam),
Join a panel of Common Voice community members as they tackle a call for greater diversity, inclusivity, and representation on the Internet to create a more equitable global digital community. Be part of the conversation as they share their lived experiences of the Anglocentric digital world. In addition to their ongoing efforts to dismantle Anglocentrism, we hope that the panel discussion will provide feasible solutions that will contribute to the creation of an inclusive digital community that accurately reflects the diverse linguistic and cultural communities across the globe.
Governance & Algorithmic Design in Speech AI - with Mozilla Common Voice and NVIDIA
03-21, 16:00–17:00 (Europe/Amsterdam),
Technologists and curious practitioners are welcomed to hear a talk about how governance considerations can be baked into every stage of building a speech recognition algorith - from data collection through to model testing. There will be several interactive scenarios for workshopping together.
That’s it for this week.
Did this update miss something important? Are you doing something cool we can help you show off? Reply to this thread, message Gina or myself, chat to us on Matrix or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about it, or just say hello!