Article: Nvidia Invests $1.5M in Mozilla Common Voice Open-Source Project

Access, Language, Open Data, Open Decision-Support

Nvidia Invests $1.5M in Mozilla Common Voice Open-Source Project

Nvidia is partnering with Mozilla to advance voice AI and speech recognition, beginning with a $1.5 million investment in the Mozilla Common Voice program. The open-source database of cataloged and transcribed voice recordings supports those developing voice tech who didn’t have access to the tech giants’ proprietary data.

Mozilla Common Voice began in 2017 as an alternative to major corporations for finding the huge amount of data needed to train a voice AI. Common Voice also formed as a potential resource for making voice assistants more accessible to the people whose languages and speech habits may be difficult for the more widely used variants like Google Assistant and Alexa assistants to understand.  And the database continues to grow at a rapid pace.

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Article: Democratizing AI: Is the future of AI open source

Open Software, Open Source

Democratizing AI: Is the future of AI open source

As an increasing number of businesses realize the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI), the number of solution providers has also grown. According to recent data from Stanford University, AI start-ups have increased by 14 times in the last 20 years.

While this expansion ensures users have access to ever improving technology, it also leads to unprecedented fragmentation and a greater chance of manufacturers buying incompatible solutions. Here Neil Ballinger, head of EMEA at automation parts supplier EU Automation, discusses the role of open source in democratizing AI.

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