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What is “Canary”, an application that can evaluate mental conditions from voice and detect diseases?

An American company, Canary Speech, is developing Canary, a solution that assesses a patient’s mental state from vocal biomarkers. So what exactly is this technology? This time, I would like to introduce the following topic.

“Canary” to evaluate mental state from various voice features

So what is a canary? Developed by the team involved in Amazon Alexa neurology and voice AI, this technology utilizes patented voice analysis technology and uses a unique machine learning algorithm to connect the patient’s voice and disease. can be done. At this time, in addition to subtle changes in the pitch and tone of the patient’s voice, it is also possible to detect symptoms suggested by the patient’s speech.

The Canary Speech website states that “symptoms of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder are manifested in auditory and verbal characteristics.” Respiratory diseases and infections, such as asthma and Covid-19, also have characteristic markers seen in breathing and speech. It also suggests possibilities for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.

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