VALORANT will record voice chat to combat disruptive behavior with the Voice Evaluation System

Riot Games is bringing voice evaluation system to VALORANT next month to help train language models for a beta later this year.

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Riot revised its Privacy Notice and Terms of Service last April, allowing the recording and evaluation of in-game voice communications in VALORANT in response to a report of abusive voice communications. Earlier this year, the organization stated that "voice evaluation would provide a way to collect clear evidence that could verify any violations of behavioral policies before we could take any action." This modification also allows Riot to communicate the reasoning for a penalty.

On July 13 we will begin a background launch of the voice evaluation system in North America/English-only to help train our language models and get the tech in a good enough place for a beta launch later this year.

Voice evaluation during this period will not be used for disruptive behavior reports. That will only begin with the future beta. And we know that before we can even think of expanding this tool, we’ll have to be confident it’s effective, and if mistakes happen, we have systems in place to make sure we can correct any false positives (or negatives for that matter).

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RIOT claims that this is new technology and would likely have some flaws in its early development. However, they promise that this is to keep a safer and more inclusive environment. Giving everyone a chance to play without the fear of toxicity.
 

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