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Conversation Shielding System


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Conversation Shielding System

MIT engineers Joe Paradiso and Yasuhiro Ono of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology use a sensor network to work out where potential eavesdroppers are, and speakers to generate a subtle masking sound at just the right level.

The array of speakers then aims a mix of white noise and randomised office hubbub at the eavesdroppers. The subtle, confusing sound makes the conversation unintelligible.

I wonder how such a system would affect behavior patterns of learners in classrooms and other...
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