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Notice: AI for Sound Research Project Seeking Volunteers

Published on: 15 Mar, 2021
Updated on: 16 Mar, 2021

The AI for Sound research project is exploring how people would change the sounds in their locality to guide the development of new artificial intelligence (AI) systems to monitor and improve the sounds around us.

Research Fellow, Dr Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh, said the project is looking for 20 local residents to join an online discussion session to explore the types of sounds people hear in their locality and how they would like to change them.

All participants will receive a £50 Amazon voucher for their time.

Professor Mark Plumbley will be responsible for AI for Sound research project at the University of Surrey. Dr Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh will be leading the project.

The volunteers will be be asked to consider three questions about the sounds they hear either outside their home or where they take daily exercise prior to the session, taking about 10 minutes to complete.

They will then attend an online discussion session lasting two hours 20 minutes. There will be an opportunity to attend an optional training session for the software Zoom, about a week beforehand.

Volunteers will be asked to complete a short online survey of their experience at the end.

Volunteers need to be:

  • Adult (over 18 years of age)
  • Living within 10 miles of Guildford
  • Have an interest in improving sounds where you live
  • Have access to an internet connected, and video and microphone enabled computer, laptop computer, tablet computer, or smartphone to join the online discussion session

The online discussion sessions are due to take place on one of the three following dates depending on participant availability:

  • Friday, April 16, from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Wednesday, April 21, from 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday, April 22, 9.30am to 12.30pm

To apply, contact Dr Emily Corrigan-Kavanagh (e.corrigandoyle@surrey.ac.uk) before March 31 .

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