Microsoft Research Project Measures Loudness of Venues via Checkin
A reearch project from Microsoft called Bing Now, demoed last week, takes checkins a bit further. The app would grab a few seconds of audio during checkin, send them back to Microsoft for analysis, and then use the data to help those pondering visit guage whether the place "sounds" right for their needs. What info would be provided to those interested in the venue?
... the size of the crowd, the level of chatter, and the music volume and classify them as “low,” “normal,” or “high.” The app could even tell a searcher what song is playing.
Tests in Seattle yielded 80% accuracy on separating chatter from music - but there must be enough samples for this level of confidence.
- video demo ("Enabling Real-Time Business-Metadata Extraction")
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