Facebook paid contractors to transcribe Messenger calls

CNET | 8/13/2019 | Corinne Reichert
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Facebook was paying contractors to listen to and transcribe Messenger audio.

Facebook is reportedly paying third-party contractors to listen to and transcribe audio clips from its users. Facebook confirmed to CNET it has now stopped the practice, which the social network was using to check the accuracy of its artificial intelligence system in transcribing Facebook Messenger voice chats, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The contractors had no knowledge of where the audio is being recorded and obtained, Bloomberg cited people who hold these contracting jobs as saying.

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"Much like Apple and Google, we paused human review of audio more than a week ago," a Facebook spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

The news follows confirmation that Amazon and Google are listening to your voice recordings on Alexa and Google...
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