This computer is selecting sound effects for silent videos that seem so real humans can’t tell they’re …

(MIT CSAIL)MIT researchers have developed a computer system that independently adds realistic sounds to silent videos. Although the technology is nascent, it’s a step toward automating sound effects for movies. In a series of videos of drumsticks striking things — including sidewalks, grass and metal surfaces — the computer learned to pair a fitting sound effect, such as the sound of a drumstick hitting a piece of wood or of rustling leaves. The findings are an example of the power of deep learning, a type of artificial intelligence whose application is trendy in tech circles. With deep learning, a computer system learns to recognize patterns in huge piles of data and applies what it learns in useful ways. In this case, the researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab recorded about 1,000…


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