Another promising European startup is devoured by Meta

Facebook and Instagram owner Meta has bought Audio analysisa Cambridge-based startup building AI-powered sound recognition software.

Founded in 2010 by Chris Mitchell, Audio Analytic aims to extend consumer technology with high-performance sound recognition and has trained its AI to recognize a wide variety of sounds, including smoke detectors, barking dogs, breaking windows, or even crying babies.

According to the company websiteits technology can give machines the “world’s most accurate, robust and compact hearing”.

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audio analytics, de Telegraaf reports, will join Meta’s Reality Labs division tasked with developing AR and VR technology. This is all part of Zuckerberg’s plan to make the metaverse the “future of the Internet.”