Weekly Update Thread - 2024

Hello Community :smiley:

Welcome back to the weekly update from the Common Voice Community team.

Common Voice Introduces More Gender Options
Common Voice is once again championing inclusivity and diversity with added selection of options in the “Sex or Gender” field. Explore the newly added choices aimed at providing more diverse and inclusive representation of gender identities.

Digital Initiatives for Indigenous Languages
Here’s a captivating report on Digital Initiatives for Indigenous Languages, jointly presented by Global Voices and UNESCO. The report provides valuable insights into initiatives that focuses on preserving and promoting indigenous languages in the digital space. Read more about it here.

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Hey, in the overview of this forum the link still leads to the old weekly update thread:

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yeah, the link still leads to the old weekly update thread!

Hi @ster, @jesslynnrose and I struggled a bit with editing it, it needed the originator but we are working on it. Thank you for your patience.

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Hi @James_avery, thank you for alerting, we will fix it.

Hello Community

Welcome back to the weekly update from the Common Voice Community team.

One of our community members, @bozden , delivered a lecture on AI/Voice-AI and Common Voice, hosted by the Laz Institute in Turkey. The recording of the lecture can be found here.

For those who may have missed it, here’s a brief rundown of the latest developments in Common Voice posted over the last few weeks.

Did this update miss something important? Are you doing something cool that we can help you show off? Reply to this thread, message @jess or myself @Gina_Moape or say hello on Matrix or email commonvoice@mozilla.com and we’ll include you in the next update.

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Hello Community

Welcome back to the weekly update from the Common Voice Community team. This week are sharing funding opportunities.

iF Social Impact Prize
Registration is open for iF SOCIAL IMPACT PRIZE. Every year iF Design donates EUR 100,000 to support the best projects that contribute to improving society. If you work towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, your project is eligible for funding.Read more and Apply!

Digital Rights Funds
Over the years, SMEX has documented and reported online human rights violations in West Asia and North Africa, advocating for a free and open internet. To continue this movement, SMEX launched the Digital Rights Fund that aims to empower individuals, informal groups, and entities to effectively counter digital rights threats and violations online. Read more and Apply!

Did this update miss something important? Are you doing something cool that we can help you show off? Reply to this thread, message @Jess or myself @ or say hello on Matrix or email commonvoice@mozilla.com and we’ll include you in the next update.

Hello Community

Welcome back to the weekly update from the Common Voice Community team.

Ethical License Incubator for open source projects
An interesting project on Ethical licensing, join a global community of nearly 300 open source maintainers and contributors, tech ethicists, social justice advocates, legal experts, academics, sociologists, human rights workers, and others who work together on ways to center justice and equity in the software commons.

Second Round of Variant Intake
Common Voice has opened another round of variant intake. Read more about it here.

Did this update miss something important? Are you doing something cool that we can help you show off? Reply to this thread, message @Jess or myself @ or say hello on Matrix or email commonvoice@mozilla.com and we’ll include you in the next update.

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