AI can hear what you’re typing over Zoom with 93 per cent accuracy

Pressing different keys on a keyboard generates different sounds, which may enable an AI to detect what you’re typing

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Be careful what you type during Zoom meetings: a deep learning AI algorithm can identify the keys pressed on a keyboard with 93 per cent accuracy, based on the sounds of your keystrokes.

Joshua Harrison at Durham University, UK, and his colleagues trained the CoAtNet deep learning AI model, most commonly used to classify images, to “hear” which keystrokes correlated to the letters and numbers pressed on a keyboard by feeding …

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