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Amazon is hiring Australian speakers

Effort by Amazon may point to system's adaptability to all types of voices for market appeal

Isabella Kwai | NYT  |  Sydney 

Think you know the ins and outs of Australian English? Amazon is hiring. “Amazon is seeking a linguist with an Australian background to join our data team,” reads a job description on its website. The job will involve transcribing, as well as annotating speech and language data, and it is one of the several openings for linguists, including those familiar with Canadian French, American English and Canadian English. Though the job posting didn’t get into such specifics, it’s very likely to involve research for Amazon’s voice-recognition device, the ...

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First Published: Fri, July 28 2017. 02:02 IST