How to Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft in Windows 10 – Windows Blog by Brink

How to Start or Stop Contributing Voice Clips to Microsoft in Windows 10

Voice clips are audio recordings of what you say when you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products and services. When you use your voice to interact with Microsoft products, Microsoft speech recognition technology automatically generates the audio of what you say into words so that the Microsoft services can respond—for example, when you use Cortana to set a reminder, speech recognition technology is used to translate your command into text so that Cortana can set it for you. Microsoft’s new opt-in voice settings allow you to give Microsoft permission to sample and listen to these voice clips to improve Microsoft speech recognition technology.

Microsoft uses voice clips to help train their speech recognition technology to be better, more accurate, and more precise for you and everyone who speaks your language. For example, your everyday use of their voice-enabled products helps their speech recognition models to learn and better recognize complex and nuanced aspects of how people talk—like accents or regional dialects, and how sentences are structured in different languages. Sampling voice clips also helps Microsoft make their technology better at understanding speech in different acoustic settings—like when there’s a lot of ambient noise versus when things are quiet. These improvements allow Microsoft to build better voice-enabled capabilities that benefit users across all Microsoft products and services.

This tutorial will show you how to start or stop contributing your voice clips to Microsoft for your account in Windows 10.

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