The bleeding edge of computer science these days is all about making computers more like humans. We’re using neural networks to help machines recognize objects, play games, and even speak in a more realistic way. In a new feat of machine learning magic, Google Research has developed a system that can replicate the “cocktail party effect,” where your brain focuses on a single audio source in a crowded room. The results are impressive — almost worryingly so.
Other Redditors were intrigued as he documented the experience on the forum website.