Your bag of potato chips may be spying on you. What?
Scientists have worked out a way to listen to your conversation through a potato chip bag.
Researchers at MIT, Microsoft and Adobe have created an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations.
From these minute vibrations, scientists were able to detect speech from around 15 feet away.
“When sound hits an object, it causes the object to vibrate. The motion of this vibration creates a very subtle visual signal that’s usually invisible to the naked eye. People didn’t realize that this information was there,” stated Abe Davis, a graduate student at MIT.
While this technology is being tested in potato chip bags, researchers are also trying to translate this spy technology to plants and other inanimate objects.
While its not really clear what the technology will be used for, it is pretty amazing that scientists have worked out a way to convert vibrations back into audio.