As the robot rolls along, the camera watches passing pedestrians, while ProxEmo overlays each human with that 16-joint skeleton—the objective measurement of gaits, which the algorithm has learned to associate with certain emotions.
But climate change may turn up the volume on this liquid symphony as warmer sea temperatures boost the volume of noise produced by the small but incredibly loud percussionist in this orchestra: the snapping shrimp.
Now, this custom chip is also being tasked with handling noise cancelation, adaptive sound equalization features, and a “transparency” setting on the new AirPod Pros.
Many of the updates focused on health , including Noise app, which will monitor, well, noise surrounding the device and alert its user when a cacophony reaches potentially harmful levels.
Among other tricks, Bridgestone molded millimeter-high serrations into the trough of each channel to break up the high frequency sounds that result when the tire rolls down the road. Higher frequencies like what you get from pattern noise: As the tire rolls, tiny bubbles of air are compressed between the tread and ground.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology calls the bittern’s song the “gulps of a thirsty giant.” Take it from me, it’s positively jarring. “It’s so bizarre to hear this noise.”
Federico Carminati, a physicist at CERN, admits that today’s quantum computers wouldn't give researchers anything more than classical machines, but, undeterred, he’s started tinkering with IBM’s prototype quantum device via the cloud while waiting for the technology to mature.