Machine learning algorithms are the future of technology. They allow you to get creepily specific ads on the internet, they give Alexa her seemingly organic ability to converse with users, they’re even being used in video editing to create new effects and manipulate data.
Researchers at Google have created an algorithm that can perfectly single out and separate voices in a crowd. Humans have some natural ability to focus in on certain sounds, but that doesn’t mean we can mute all other sounds. This algorithm would have the potential to be integrated into headphone systems to allow simple isolated conversations to occur in otherwise very loud locations. Check out the impressive tech in the video below.