Job Postings Reveal Roku’s Growing Voice Service

Voice-recognition services have been increasingly becoming the norm for many services. This includes the leader of streaming players, Roku. Voice search has already been implemented on Roku for quite a while. However, with the growing popularity of Siri and Alexa, Roku is looking to step up its voice game to the next level.

Recently, the communications company has put up job postings for their Speech Recognition Systems Department. These three roles include:

  • Intern Speech Recognition Systems
  • Sr. Interaction Designer Voice
  • Voice User Interface Designer

Roku released a description of the primary roles of these three jobs:

The Role and Responsibilities
When someone wants to find something to watch on TV, voice is a natural way to find your favorite show. We want to use our extensive collection of voice utterances to create our own speech recognition service. We are looking for an intern who has experience working with open source speech recognition systems. Your job would entail developing automation tools for humans to transcribe audio, train an open source recognizer on that audio, and build a system to transcribe real production audio utterances.


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