How Smart Algorithms Can Identify the Song You’re Listening to

Chances are you know about Shazam, the music application that can listen in on songs and nearly immediately tell you the name and artist. This brilliant piece of modern technology is an excellent life-saver for any music lover that blanked on a song name or wants to figure out who plays the song they’re hearing – but it seems like absolute magic.

In theory, we understand that the app must be utilizing an algorithm to cross-reference the musical notes to a database of all modern music, but that task is almost immeasurable. Real Engineering decided to take a closer look at how this app works and unveil its technological prowess in the video below.

Trevor is a civil engineer (B.S.) by trade and an accomplished writer with a passion for inspiring everyone with new and exciting technologies. He is also a published children’s book author and the producer for the YouTube channel Concerning Reality.


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