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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.

Entertainment

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.

Communication

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

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Car alarm

Acoustic scene recognition

Snore

Laugh

Acoustic guitar

Clapping

Singing

Applause

Music

Door knock

Bicycle bell

Vehicle approaching

Emergency vehicle siren

Indoor physical scene

Outdoor physical scene

Running footsteps

Shushing

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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Consumer research shows strong demand for smart(er)phones that react to the world around them

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Join us at ICASSP 2021 as we present our latest paper on PSDS

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Audio data rights-management for sound recognition: Too many risks not to take it seriously

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