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Context aware ipod knows what to play

Context aware ipod knows what to play

Tim Finin, 4:13pm 10 January 2006

XPOD is a prototype portable music player that can sense a user’s context — what she is doing, her level of activity, mood, etc. — and that to refine its playlist. The device monitors several external variables from a streaming version of the BodyMedia SenseWear to model the user’s context and predict the most appropriate music genre via a neural network.


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