Google added a new feature to the Android system for users to alert them in the event of a dog barking or a fire alarm sounding. Users can be notified of “critical” sounds by pushing notifications or vibrations on their phones or flashing the camera light, while Google said that audio notifications are designed for about 466 million people. People in the world who suffer from hearing impairment, can also help people who wear headphones.
According to the British “Daily Mail” website, the new feature was developed using machine learning, as it uses your phone’s microphone to recognize ten different sounds, including children’s voices, screaming, running water, smoke and fire alarms, sirens, device sirens, knocking on the door and the ringing of the landline phone.
Using voice notifications, users can choose the voice they want to be alerted to, and how they want to be notified, and Google insists that the feature does not send voice or background conversations, as all sounds are processed locally and never leave the device.
In addition to telephones Android, It also works on hours Wear OS Smart from Google , Which vibrates when an important noise is detected.
AI Product Manager Sagar Safla and Accessibility Product Manager Charlene Yuan wrote: “This way you can continue to receive alerts about critical sounds even when you are asleep, which is a concern that many in the deaf and hard of hearing community suffer, and users can also scroll through the timeline view. To see notifications about sounds they may have missed. “
He added, “If the dog barks because of hearing the siren 10 minutes earlier, you can see that.”
Audio notifications must be activated in the Accessibility menu in Android Or it can be downloaded directly from Google Play.
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