Voice Isolation: When Noise Reduction Meets Deep Learning

Sometimes it’s easy to forget that a smartphone is also a telephone. With all the fantastic functions and features, somehow people have grown accustomed to the occasional dropped syllable and garbled sounds that make us repeat ourselves time and again. A recent article in Scientific American suggests that the fault is with the service providers. It’s true that bandwidth is definitely a factor, but even when there is a relatively good connection, throw in a noisy environment like a coffee shop or morning traffic and communication starts to break down. A new approach to old problems – with the help of deep neural networks – may make background noise a thing of the past….

To read the full post on EETimes, click here

The post has been written with Dr. Erik Sherwood, a Chief Scientist at Cypher 


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