NYU and Ohio State University Help NYC Find Solutions to Harmful Noise Pollution

… It is estimated that 9 out of 10 individuals in NYC alone are exposed to harmful noise levels. … Oded Nov, associate professor of technology management and innovation at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, believes that NYC is the “perfect environment” to test the SONYC system because of the existence of a “strict noise code and an already active citizen noise reporting system” in addition to it being “the largest, densest, and noisiest city” in the U.S. “Providing New Yorkers with customized web and smartphone applications, combined with innovative machine-listening technology, will significantly impact both the quality and quantity of data that we’ll be able to deliver to our city partners,” Nov said in a statement.

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