Potential Speech Recognition Breakthrough?
There is incredible news coming out of Ohio State University. Speech recognition researchers claim to be able to pick out a particular speech sound from a sound track mixed with random noise and/or other speech sounds using a deep neural network. I have my doubts about the claims but, if this is true, it would mean that they have solved a major part of the perceptual learning puzzle: the ability to focus on one thing while ignoring others. If true, it would be the biggest single breakthrough in the history of artificial intelligence research, in my opinion. That being said, I will reserve judgement until I know more about the details of the research.