What did you do this weekend? The AA Labs team from Audio Analytic were delighted to be back at the IfM (Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing) to provide a demonstration of sound recognition for the Cambridge Science Festival 2018.

For the AA Labs engineers, the Science Festival is an occasion for us to inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs. We spent an enjoyable Saturday afternoon engaging the public with our sound recognition demos.

We had a number of workshops that people could participate in:

1. Making their own guitar cup to understand how sound gets generated by string instruments, with the help of a guitar

2. Understanding how spectrograms can be used to visualise and analyse sounds, through a fun exercise of “paint your own spectrogram”, followed by sound synthesis from the spectrogram image

3. Experimenting with a Moo detector, people could test a sound sensor trained on the sound of a Moo box and see if their cow impressions could trick the software (With all the fun challenges of sound recognition in a room full of kids…).

Overall it was a fantastic day, one that couldn’t have happened without the hard work of the AA Labs team in creating some engaging, hands-on experiments.

We hope that our passion of sound technology will inspire future generations into engineering, as well as encouraging them to spend the rest of the weekend making lots of noise…

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About Audio Analytic

Audio Analytic is the pioneer of AI sound recognition software. The company is on a mission to map the world of sounds, offering our sense of hearing to consumer technology. By transferring our sense of hearing to consumer products and digital personal assistants we give them the ability to react to the world around us, helping satisfy our entertainment, safety, security, wellbeing and communication needs.

Audio Analytic’s ai3™ sound recognition software enables device manufacturers and chip companies to equip products with Artificial Audio Intelligence, recognizing and automatically responding to our growing list of sound profiles.

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