Machine learning & AI

AI speech-to-text can hallucinate violent language

Speak a little too haltingly and with long pauses, and OpenAI's speech-to-text transcriber might put harmful, violent words in your mouth, Cornell researchers have discovered.

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, ...

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 ...

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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