Sun unveils all-knowing music library

New technology finds songs based on the user’s musical taste. Sun Microsystems has unveiled a technology that will recommend songs to users based on an analysis of the music that they already enjoy.

New technology finds songs based on the user’s musical taste. Sun Microsystems has unveiled a technology that will recommend songs to users based on an analysis of the music that they already enjoy. The technology analyses features such as rhythm and beat strength to categorise the music. It then searches for files with similar attributes.
Sun showed off the ‘Search Inside The Music’ project at Sun Labs Day, an open house for its research arm in Mountain View, California.
The system takes about three seconds to analyse one minute of music, explained Paul Lamere, a principal investigator with Sun Labs.
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