Wolverine .. Google's Secret Project to Give You Breakthrough Hearing
Wolverine .. Google's Secret Project to Give You Breakthrough Hearing

Google is developing a new project called Wolverine, which is a wearable device that will allow users to get superhuman hearing.

The company confirmed the top-secret technology from the Business Insider news site, stating that it has been developing in-ear devices with sensors since 2018.

The team announced that when conversations overlap, users can focus on a specific speaker in the crowd.

The team is currently trying to figure out how to isolate the voices of people in crowded rooms or make it easier to focus on one person when conversations overlap around them.

The goals of Project Wolverine are closely related to those of Whisper, which last fall developed a new, AI-enhanced sound system that will improve over time.

Wolverine uses a highly sensitive microphone design that can work with powerful algorithms that can identify who is speaking in order to block out other sounds.

The project name "Wolverine" appears to refer to the legendary Marvel character with paranormal abilities, but it is not clear if the device will retain the legendary name when it is released to the public.

Over the past few years, the team has made several prototypes of in-ear devices that wearers can use to isolate some noise in crowded rooms.

The prototype covers the entire ear, but the latest model is getting smaller. A Google spokesman said: The company is studying the future of the headphones, but refused to provide detailed information on the project.

The team sees the device not only as a form factor, but also as a successful business with multiple devices and models.

However, Google is not the only one involved in this project. Facebook announced in 2020 that its research lab is working on developing speech-enhancing technologies.

The goal of social media companies is to improve sound quality because the sound from speakers, headphones, or other devices is indistinguishable from real-world audio.

Researchers are working to develop metaphysical perceptual powers that can adjust background noise and focus on the person speaking by following the user's eye movements.

By analyzing eye and head movements, Facebook AR glasses with built-in amplifier can identify the desired sound and eliminate outside noise.

Tony Miller, Director of Device Research at Facebook, says we're looking for new technologies that can help you expand, protect, and improve your hearing skills so you can focus and seamlessly interact with the people and information at your fingertips.

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