Lloyd Watts on Commercializing Auditory Neuroscience

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Seminar Room
Event Type: 
Hearing Seminar
Audience is one of the biggest commercial successes from the auditory work that we all love (and talk about at the Hearing Seminar). Lloyd has been a regular attendee at the Hearing Seminar, and he parlayed his auditory expertise into a newly public company that sells audio-processing chips for PCs and cellphones.

Lloyd has a wealth of knowledge and models of the auditory processing system. Real-time visualizations and all. And some of it might actually be part of your smartphone. Come to CCRMA to find out more.

Lloyd Watts founded Audience in 2000 as a spin-off from Interval Research, with the mission to commercialize Auditory Neuroscience, producing chip products for PCs and cellphones. That vision was realized, with commercial deployment of two-microphone noise suppression chips based on the human auditory pathway launched in 2007, and achieving market prominence in market-leading smartphones in 2010. The company went public in May 2012 (NASDAQ: ADNC) and Lloyd retired a few months ago. In this talk, Lloyd will discuss some recently published work about common architectures found in cortical regions, including speech recognition and production, speaker identification, and music perception, and some related modeling work, bringing those models together into a high-resolution, real-time, low-latency computational framework. Lloyd Watts is the Founder and former Chief Scientist, Audience, Inc.

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