A cognitively controlled assistive hearing device can automatically amplify one speaker among many. To do so, a deep neural network automatically separates each of the speakers from the mixture, and compares each speaker with the neural data from the user's brain. The speaker that best matches the neural data is then amplified to assist the user. | Nima Mesgarani/Columbia Engineering
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Cognitive Hearing Aid Can Isolate a Single Voice in a Crowded Room

This new AI-powered system developed at Columbia University could show up in commercial hearing aids within five years.

Published On 08/04/2017
8:49 PM EDT
A cognitively controlled assistive hearing device can automatically amplify one speaker amongst many. To do so, a deep neural network automatically separates each of the speakers from the mixture, and compares each speaker with the neural data from the user's brain. The speaker that best matches the neural data is then amplified so as to assist the user. | Columbia Engineering