Automotive

Smarter traffic signs ahead?

Ever get caught up in a pileup or have a near miss with one during bad weather? Researchers in Poland have created smart road signs that use built-in Doppler radar, video, and acoustic radar and weather stations to monitor ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Facebook focuses on smart audio for AR glasses

Inspirational speaker and Amazon best-selling author Sanjo Jendayi once said, "Listening doesn't always equate to hearing. Hearing doesn't always lead to understanding, but active listening helps each person truly 'see' the ...

Software

Microsoft adds transcription feature to Word

Microsoft launched a new transcription service for its online version of Word this week. Transcribe in Word allows users to record live conversations with multiple speakers or upload prerecorded audio or even video files.

Consumer & Gadgets

When speech assistants listen even though they shouldn't

Researchers from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum (RUB) and the Bochum Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Cyber Security and Privacy have investigated which words inadvertently activate voice assistants. They compiled a list of English, ...

Computer Sciences

A method to protect audio classifiers against adversarial attacks

In recent years, machine learning algorithms have attained remarkable results in a variety of tasks, including the classification of both images and audio files. A class of algorithms that has proven to be particularly promising ...

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