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Cisco's updating the old internet anonymity maxim - "On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog" - by training its WebEx conferencing wares to recognise sounds.
The company says that "in the next couple of weeks, sounds like knocking, typing, sirens, and barking dogs are classified as background noise by WebEx."
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Artificial intelligence techniques, applied to Cisco's immense collection of past WebEx sessions, has been applied to detect the sounds of interruption.
The enhanced service won't block those sounds, but will pop up a suggestion to mute your microphone so that other meeting participants can't hear you.
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Sadly, the company says the changes will only work "if you have called...
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