IC3 AI team Wage History
Top Worker Reviews
Record noisy speech - $10.00
$16.80 / hour
00:35:43 / completion time
Pros-So to be brief, this can pay very well depending on how your audio equipment is set up and how well prepared you are for recording stuff. They state to use as many audio recording sources as possible, but for some, technology is so awesome, that background noise was hard to pick up using the devices plugged directly into my desktop. I mean, how am I going to take my desktop out to my car to record noise? Either way, I picked up a program called Easy Voice Recorder for my andoird phone after getting frustrated with my recording results due to my Astro A40 mic and main Desktop mic not picking up enough sound. This program allows you to record with the correct specs that they wanted using audacity, but on your phone. Then you use Audacity to trim the audio. So realistically, this took me 80 minutes trying to get it set up right while i figured out how to do this effectively, but the final 15 minutes or so, I was able to knock out 4 recordings(of 7) easily since I was now using my phone and bringing the mic directly to the source while I read the text.
-10-15 seconds of voice recording while ambient noise is going on(7 times). Again, depending on your equipment setup, this can either go really quick, or really slow. But the length of each clip is short.
Cons-Voice and sound recording.
-You have to figure out how you want to do this one since they request multiple recording devices, some of which you'll only have one of. At least with the phone option, you will be able to provide 2 sources.
Audio quality assessment - $1.00
$2.87 / hour
00:20:55 / completion time
ProsPerhaps a qualification for a decent paying hit, but I doubt that
ConsWay underpaid and misleading. I see what looks to be a fat batch going up and figure I'll put in the time to do the training and just see if the task will end up being worth it. So after completing this at a rate of $3/hr I try to pick up the next one and instead of getting more work I am told there is no work for my profile and to check back in, get this....TWO WEEKS!!! And according to this hit, training needs to be completed every hour. Which means that actually its 22 files, that you have to listen to 3 times each, at about ten seconds a piece, which is 11 min for a dollar, and thats assuming they don't ask you to do the other setup again as well. terrible.
Speech quality assessment of primary speaker's voice - $0.50
$4.52 / hour
00:06:38 / completion time
ConsI had to do 3 of these hits before I got an idea of what they even want you to do. It seems the first 5 seconds of the audio are cleaned up and then it cuts into the original noisey audio and you're supposed to compare how much better the first 5 secs sound. Nowhere in the instructions does it state this, they just let you listen to terrible audio and ask for a rating. Add that to the initial setup required that takes way too long on the first hit, and the fact its still underpaid regardless of other issues... I'm worried about rejections for not doing this correctly even after i think I figured out what they want