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Bringing Sound Amplifier to life across billions of Android users

October 10, 2019


DIANA OMIGIE:
Sounds are basically just vibrating molecules. These vibrations travel
through the air, the bones and the fluid of our ear,
before getting converted into signals that can be
processed and interpreted by our brains. A key step in the
process of hearing involves so-called
hair cells firing when the bits of membrane that
they’re attached to vibrates. People with hearing loss
have a reduced number of these hair cells, which
makes it more difficult for them to extract information they care
about from background noises. To solve this,
what we want to do is amplify those sounds
that are important so that the remaining undamaged
hair cells can do a better job. VINT CERF: The
Sound Amplifier app has taken thousands of samples
of sound and blended those together using machine learning
to figure out what the best way is to present
sound to someone who has a hearing impairment– [INDISTINCT CHATTER] –with very, very
simple controls. SPEAKER 1: Yeah, I
can hear you now. SPEAKER 2: Yeah, so I think
you should come next year. VINT CERF: I have been wearing
hearing aids since I was 13. The world is a world of sound. Our interactions as human
beings are very deeply dependent on our ability to
have conversations. And without access to sound,
it’s very hard to do that. But if you think
for just a moment about the several
billion people who have smartphones running
Android, all of those people could run Sound Amplifier. So in a sense, this
is a wonderful way of distributing capability
to billions of people. [MUSIC PLAYING]

29 Comments

  • Reply Raja Sab July 24, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Yep

  • Reply Nate Harris July 24, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    first

  • Reply I Play Minecraft And Roblox and more Oh Yeah 2 July 24, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Woah!

  • Reply pawan Sitole July 24, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Super

  • Reply Nerte July 24, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    "This app is incompatible with your device." NEXUS 5X owner – literally a Google phone.

    Good job Google, keep fucking everything up like you do for last 4 years.

  • Reply gamer forever July 24, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    I have Samsung j7 prime it says that your device isn't compatible with this vision what it means

  • Reply Md Yusuf Ansari July 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    I've already downloaded this app 😅😅

  • Reply Jan Loyd Canlog July 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Downloaded the app too

  • Reply Clayton Plamondon July 24, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Neat. If only most flagship Android phones actually had a headphone jack. -sent from pixel 3xl

  • Reply Darshan July 24, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Made me learn how bad my headphones mic were geez the testing sound was so loud it gave me headache. Even plugin the annoying USB TYPE C to 3. something headphone jack to my pixel 2 XL that sound still happens so I disabled it.

  • Reply Ngocthanh Thanhngoc July 25, 2019 at 12:20 am

    Sex cá nhân

  • Reply Bradley Windybank July 25, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Could listen to Vint Cerf talk all day. The co-creator of the internet sure knows what he's talking about 🙂

  • Reply Windows 10 July 25, 2019 at 4:02 am

    Android you SUCK

  • Reply Kalyan Reddy July 25, 2019 at 10:14 am

    It doesn't working on my REDMI NOTE 5 PRO based on Android 9

  • Reply Worldwide Hip-Hop July 25, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    00:17 = New @Slipknot Corey Taylor mask!!

  • Reply MOHAMMED SARFARAZ July 26, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Not supporting RedMi note 4

  • Reply Aaron Turk July 26, 2019 at 10:51 am

    Cia booster provide better field listening

  • Reply ahmed salah habib احمد صلاح حبيب August 9, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    ارجو منكم الاشتراك في القناة

  • Reply Arvy Calubag August 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Paano Po nag update ako pagkatapos ng update nag lalag Yung touch screen

  • Reply Arvy Calubag August 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    How to fix

  • Reply Ralph Alfonso August 22, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    👍

  • Reply Sacchi August 23, 2019 at 6:58 am

    It doesn't work on Bluetooth 🎧s requires wired headphones.
    What should Google Pixel owners do?

  • Reply mauricio abad August 23, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    It doesn't work with Bluetooth earphones

  • Reply KwakWack August 23, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    The truck is coming ! OMG he's got headphones on, he can hear it better than everyone else ! Oh my god !

  • Reply prayash dharchowdhury August 26, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Nice

  • Reply Faciola :3 August 26, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    Google: Crea un app solo per cuffie con il cavo
    Altre aziende: Creano smartphone senza jack per le cuffie
    Utenti: … ok.

  • Reply all you need come and ask tamil August 26, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Super

  • Reply Ma Wei September 4, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    没听懂

  • Reply Robert B. September 12, 2019 at 7:38 am

    It doesn't work with Bluetooth 😲 ??? WTF who the hell uses cable earphones these days 🤯??? Many phones doesn't even have a headphone jack 👎👎👎👎!!!!

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