We are collecting audio clips to create a new, more robust Icelandic dataset. We plan to use them for automatic speech recognition and text-to-speech applications. This could lead to many applications that you can use in your everyday life, like an Icelandic voice assistant, screenreaders, and searchable audio and video content. The dataset will soon be available directly on the Samromur website for users and developers alike to download and use to creating exciting new technology. But to do this, we need your voices, Icelandic speakers.
You can get started by going to Samromur.is and choosing Tala. You only need to donate 5 recordings per session, but more is always welcome. If you want to do more, you can also evaluate clips made by other users with Hlusta.
We are also organizing data gathering competitions within companies. So, please contact us if you and your company would be interested in holding a competition.
This is a joint effort with Deloitte and Almannaromur. If you want to learn more about this project, visit the Um Verkefnið tab on the Samromur site.