Yes, Google’s Live Transcribe tech can technically detect farts

An official image of a new Live Transcribe feature which transcribes non-conversation sounds, like whistling and dogs barking.Google ^(https://blog.google/products/android/new-features-make-audio-more-accessible-your-phone/)

Google’s Live Transcribe ^(https://www.rootraw.com/android-accessibility-946820/) app for Android is an unbelievable instrument for hearing-impaired other folks, the usage of gadget finding out to temporarily transcribe conversations and different sounds round you.

The newest app replace has introduced the power to transcribe ambient sounds ^(https://www.rootraw.com/google-live-transcribe-update-987260/), akin to canine barking and sirens passing through. This led a number of newshounds to wonder if the Live Transcribe tech might be used to detect farts. And certain sufficient, the legit Android Twitter account showed this capacity (h/t: rootraw ^(https://rootraw.com/2019/05/16/android-ml-fart-detection/)).

Yes, our ML can do it, however it’s tricky obtaining a check information set.

— Android (@Android) May 16, 2019

It seems that Google’s era has this talent, however it wishes extra samples to make detection paintings reliably. Getting those samples may just turn out quite awkward, however a number of Twitter customers have already (jokingly?) volunteered to assist the corporate extend its data-set.

It’s no longer only a gag both, as some hearing-impaired other folks would possibly no longer ^(https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/a4le1m/deaf_people_of_reddit_when_did_you_find_out_that/) bear in mind ^(https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-monday-edition-1.4911370/how-a-classroom-fart-became-a-teachable-moment-for-deaf-and-hearing-students-1.4911377) that flatulence can make a noise. So there no doubt might be advantage to imposing this in Live Transcribe.

In any tournament, Google has been beefing up its accessibility options this yr. At Google I/O 2019 ^(https://www.rootraw.com/google-io/), the corporate printed Live Caption ^(https://www.rootraw.com/google-live-caption-983562/) for Android Q ^(https://www.rootraw.com/android-10-review-983689/), the usage of on-device gadget finding out to ship captions for any video on a smartphone.

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