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Google’s Tom Walters visits Last.fm

1 Dezember 2011 2,067 views No Comment

The Last.fm headquarters in London felt a bit like a university lab for a few hours as Tom Walters visited this Tuesday. We persuaded him to tell us a bit about his research, and he explained and demo’d his pre-Google work on auditory perception, parts of which he is now applying at Google. In particular I was excited to learn that the source code of his auditory model is actually available at SoundSoftware… that seems to beg being cast into a Vamp plugin! But not only Mark Levy and I were interested in his stuff, it seemed as if the more techy part of the Last.fm crew, too, were all ears. Thanks Tom, a very pleasant afternoon.

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