Computer Sciences

Emotion recognition has a privacy problem—here's how to fix it

With devices listening everywhere you go, privacy concerns are endemic to advancing technology. Especially sensitive are different techniques powered by audio from your smartphones and speakers, putting consumers in a constant ...

Hardware

AI-equipped eyeglasses read silent speech

Cornell University researchers have developed a silent-speech recognition interface that uses acoustic-sensing and artificial intelligence to continuously recognize up to 31 unvocalized commands, based on lip and mouth movements.

Computer Sciences

A practical guide for analyzing manipulated audio files

The working group on Forensic Speech and Audio Analysis at the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) has released a practical guide for forensic laboratories and forensic scientists involved in the analysis ...

Engineering

'PrivacyMic': For a smart speaker that doesn't eavesdrop

Microphones are perhaps the most common electronic sensor in the world, with an estimated 320 million listening for our commands in the world's smart speakers. The trouble is that they're capable of hearing everything else, ...

Engineering

AI-driven method helps improve quality assurance for wind turbines

An international collaboration between EPFL and the University of Glasgow has led to an advanced machine-learning algorithm to effectively detect concealed manufacturing defects in wind turbine composite blades—before turbines ...

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