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Nicolas Pellen: semantics of sounds and the Internet of Things

Nicolas Pellen, a service designer at Orange Labs in Lannion, shares his work in the area of the internet of things. With his teams, he is currently developing technology capable of identifying the signature of the noises of a house, and of putting this information at the service of better user experience within voice assistants. In practice this means putting “semantics” onto everyday noises (a banging door, a miaowing cat…) to enable connected objects to better recognise the meaning behind background noises.

“I’m lucky to work with multidisciplinary teams, with developers, researchers, network architects. We also work a lot with sociologists and ergonomists. This is what provides the richness of the job because we all really work together.”

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