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I got an email from Appen saying that they are wanting to recruit over 65's to do the 900 voice recordings. They've upped the payment to $100 which is more appropriate given the work involved but seems a bit unfair to those who spent 8 hours on the same task and only received $48.
What with the comments on this thread and all the faffing about with them and the fact that I've been registered for almost a year and got nowhere - I closed my account with them yesterday and am trying my luck with Lionbridge.
 

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@Blackpepper1 So it looks like there are no fees/load fees then when it’s linked directly to PayPal? Might try that.

@snowwhyte I saw that too, I would have much preferred $100 to $48, given that it took me so long to do the task!
 
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@snowwhyte @dream of silver - where did you see the 900 phrases for over 65s? I too have been doing the 800 phrase for $50 task and it has taken me nearly four hours so far to get to 360 phrases!

I emailed to say that it's not possible to do this task in the advertised time of 3 hours - but the response was not very forthcoming, they said it's an estimation based on their experience with similar tasks.
Clearly the "similar tasks" were all completed by fast-talking octopuses that talk like chipmunks in order to get it done in 3 hours!
 
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@MoneyGnome I received an email from them saying they were wanting to recruit kids and older folks to record phrases. It's only 860 phrases for the over 65's, I rounded up to 900.
I think Appen might have based their time estimate on previous tasks where they gave you a short phrase to say and you didn't have to read instructions, come up with a phrase and then transcribe it. Were they deliberately misleading people? I'm not sure. If any of their staff had tried the task surely they would have realised that it's impossible to do the 4 phrases per minute needed to get it all done in three hours.
 

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Just had an email invite from 'Randy' at Appen for a one off 1 hour project to 'train robots to speak to humans', with a 4 hour project after.

Anyone else had this? the grammar isn't quite correct (which always makes me more suspicious but could simply be down to language differences) and I have to click on a link (which I try NEVER to do in emails) to sign up.
Hovering over the link it does seem to be appen based though.

Another strange thing is that he said that he saw my profile on smartrecruiters.com - never heard of them and never joined them??????????????????????
 

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Just had an email invite from 'Randy' at Appen for a one off 1 hour project to 'train robots to speak to humans', with a 4 hour project after.

Anyone else had this? the grammar isn't quite correct (which always makes me more suspicious but could simply be down to language differences) and I have to click on a link (which I try NEVER to do in emails) to sign up.
Hovering over the link it does seem to be appen based though.

Another strange thing is that he said that he saw my profile on smartrecruiters.com - never heard of them and never joined them??????????????????????
yeah had the same email this morning

Seems to be a brand new project
 
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So, it looks legit then @Jon? Have you clicked on the link at all to see if it gives prices etc? thanks :)
 

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So, it looks legit then @Jon? Have you clicked on the link at all to see if it gives prices etc? thanks :)
Just tried now. I signed in and then it said I couldn't be a web search evaluator and logged me out lol
 
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How weird @Jon. I googled his name and it does link to Appen. No idea what the 'smartrecruiters' bit is about though in my email. Did your email mention that too or were you just approached as being with Appen?

I haven't done any recent work with them but I AM on their books still, I think!
 

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How weird @Jon. I googled his name and it does link to Appen. No idea what the 'smartrecruiters' bit is about though in my email. Did your email mention that too or were you just approached as being with Appen?

I haven't done any recent work with them but I AM on their books still, I think!
it mentioned the smartrecruiters as well ;)
 

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I got an email from Appen saying that they are wanting to recruit over 65's to do the 900 voice recordings. They've upped the payment to $100 which is more appropriate given the work involved but seems a bit unfair to those who spent 8 hours on the same task and only received $48.
The pay for the speech task was not worth the effort involved!
 
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How weird @Jon. I googled his name and it does link to Appen. No idea what the 'smartrecruiters' bit is about though in my email. Did your email mention that too or were you just approached as being with Appen?

I haven't done any recent work with them but I AM on their books still, I think!
@Knopfler i got the same email. Haven’t had time to look into it yet but Randy is real I think as I had en email exchange with him about another issue!
 
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And now I’ve got this one!!

Thank you again for your interest to apply as Social Media Evaluator. We want to let you know that you have another opportunity with Appen.

Do you want to help train speech recognition and voice assistant systems? If so, we’d like to offer you a chance to help using our app that will help build smarter AI that can understand you and how you speak. Appen is seeking Android and iOS users for a large-scale speech collection project. In this collection, users will utilize Appen’s smartphone app to record various phrases that can be used to train voice assistant systems.

We are also looking for a Native/Bilingual British English speakers anywhere in United Kingdom for a project that aims to train robots to talk to humans in different scenarios, such as making phone call, or directing a device, etc.

If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to hear from you! Please click on the link below to sign up and express your interest. If you are selected for this task, we will be in touch shortly.

Looking for more projects? You can participate in other projects available once you have registered in either one of the links provided below!

Please disregard this message if you have applied to Appen or if an invite was already sent to you. Instead, you may check your connect.appen.com dashboard for the project stated below.
 

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And now I’ve got this one!!

Thank you again for your interest to apply as Social Media Evaluator. We want to let you know that you have another opportunity with Appen.

Do you want to help train speech recognition and voice assistant systems? If so, we’d like to offer you a chance to help using our app that will help build smarter AI that can understand you and how you speak. Appen is seeking Android and iOS users for a large-scale speech collection project. In this collection, users will utilize Appen’s smartphone app to record various phrases that can be used to train voice assistant systems.

We are also looking for a Native/Bilingual British English speakers anywhere in United Kingdom for a project that aims to train robots to talk to humans in different scenarios, such as making phone call, or directing a device, etc.

If this sounds interesting to you, we would love to hear from you! Please click on the link below to sign up and express your interest. If you are selected for this task, we will be in touch shortly.

Looking for more projects? You can participate in other projects available once you have registered in either one of the links provided below!

Please disregard this message if you have applied to Appen or if an invite was already sent to you. Instead, you may check your connect.appen.com dashboard for the project stated below.
Yip I got this one too, I seem to be getting emails every other day for the speech ones. If they increased the pay for it they might get more of an uptake on it.
 
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I get the speech collection emails all the time too, I don't even know how to tell them THAT i AM NOT A NATIVE SPEAKER!!! so annoying!

I have also received an email for the Carmel project saying that the survey is now live but no links to it... does anyone know where can I find it?

and finally... I have been invited to a Lionbridge exam!!! Fingers crossed I pass it!

Georgina
 
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Hi all,

I did the (horrendously long and repetitive) speech collection task with Appen, finished it and submitted it 2 weeks ago today, yet haven't been paid yet? I thought it was weekly pay with Appen Global - but have I got that wrong? Help! I've messaged them twice using the Support form on the website but heard nothing back as yet. Have never done a project with Appen before so a bit worried now!
 

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Hi all,

I did the (horrendously long and repetitive) speech collection task with Appen, finished it and submitted it 2 weeks ago today, yet haven't been paid yet? I thought it was weekly pay with Appen Global - but have I got that wrong? Help! I've messaged them twice using the Support form on the website but heard nothing back as yet. Have never done a project with Appen before so a bit worried now!
It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done any appen work but I think we only got paid once a month for this sort of work.

When I worked for leapforce (which is now appen) doing web search evaluator work we only got paid once a month then
 
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It’s been a LONG time since I’ve done any appen work but I think we only got paid once a month for this sort of work.

When I worked for leapforce (which is now appen) doing web search evaluator work we only got paid once a month then
Thank you for the reply Jon. I spent over 9 hours on it in total (got to a point where I thought I may as well finish it and at least get some money) so really hoping you're right! x
 

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Thank you for the reply Jon. I spent over 9 hours on it in total (got to a point where I thought I may as well finish it and at least get some money) so really hoping you're right! x
9 hours!!! How much does it pay again??
 

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