samzenpus from the who-do-you-sound-like-today dept.
theodp writes "A new patent granted to Microsoft Tuesday for automatic identification of telephone callers based on voice characteristics
covers constructing acoustic models for telephone callers by identifying words or subject matter commonly used by callers and capturing the acoustic properties of any utterance. Not only that, it's done 'without alerting the caller during the call that the caller is being identified,' boasts Microsoft in the patent claims."
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be
lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
- Isaac Asimov