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Citizen Scientists Train Artificial Intelligence to Help Mitigate Noise Pollution in NYC


SONYC—a National Science Foundation-funded collaboration between New York University (NYU), the City of New York, and Ohio State University—is in its third year of a five-year research agenda and leverages machine listening technology, big data analysis, and citizen science to more effectively monitor, analyze, and mitigate urban noise pollution. … “Training machines to accurately recognize sounds is a major challenge that can put citizen-researchers at the forefront of machine learning research. This is an opportunity for New York residents—and anyone interested in how sound affects our lives—to contribute to a scientific project that will help improve our sonic environments,” said Oded Nov, an associate professor of technology management and innovation at NYU Tandon.

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