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Real-Time Acoustic Processing Has Big Data Potential

Ready for a wearable that listens to your snoring -- or your stomach? Meet audio machine-learning tech.

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danielcawrey
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3/10/2014 | 6:42:13 PM
Noise
I like the concept, but I would be concerned about this type of audio just becoming "noise" to a person. With frequency comes familiarity and a lack of cognition. 

My question is: How can this be used without becoming obtrusive, relegating it unuseful?
Gary_EL
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3/10/2014 | 7:34:41 PM
Analysis
The potential here is really limitless! Think of the military apllications - it would be impossible to surprise a soldier, because the device could be "trained " to pick up the faintest sounds and recognize them as an enemy's steps. Also medical - what is the sound of a heart about to suffer a heart attack or of an arterry about to burst?
Kristin Burnham
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3/10/2014 | 8:49:39 PM
What else?
If only this could warn you about those pesky fountains, too...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg11glsBW4Y
ChrisMurphy
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3/10/2014 | 9:06:38 PM
Re: Analysis
Railroads already analyze audio of train wheels, using microphones on tracks to listen for growling bearings and software to spot the anomalies. But it's not real time, and takes a person to make a judgment on the wheels deemend out of spec.
Gary_EL
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3/10/2014 | 11:41:48 PM
Re: What else?
Yes! With this new technology, people will be free to completely ignore their surroundings and the people around them. Reality will only have to assert itself, well, when ones about to walk into a fountain.
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