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Acoustic scene technology that will disrupt smartphones and headphones

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Survey shows consumers are happy to sacrifice 24% of battery capacity for AI features

Our 2019 Hearables Report: AI attitudes and expectations found that the majority of consumers are positive about the role of AI, with many willing to sacrifice a quarter of battery capacity for valuable capabilities.

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Safety and security

Notifying a wearer to the sound of potential danger means they can get lost in their music without losing contact with the world around them.


Health and wellbeing

Monitor the performance and health of sport and fitness enthusiasts, adjusting exercise and lifestyles accordingly.


For those moments when consumers want to get lost in their music, our sound recognition technology can help reduce the effect of surrounding acoustic environments to improve the listening experience.


Sound recognition can help consumers seamlessly move between a rich audio experience and spontaneous interactions with their friends and important events around them.

Sound profiles for hearables

Whether on wireless earphones or through a companion device like a smartphone, sound recognition offers a new AI capability.

Dog bark

Baby cry

Window glass break

Smoke/CO alarm

Outdoor glass break

Speech detection


Car alarm

Acoustic scene recognition



Acoustic guitar





Door knock

Bicycle bell

Vehicle approaching

Emergency vehicle siren

Indoor physical scene

Outdoor physical scene

Running footsteps


Warning shout

What’s next for AirPods?

WiFore’s Nick Hunn explores where Apple’s AirPods could go next, including how they could take advantage of sound recognition.


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The future is ear: Why "hearables" are finally tech's next big thing

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Our Alexandria dataset now contains over half-a-billion metadata points

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