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From the Ted Talk by Abe Davis: New video technology that reveals an object's hidden properties

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AD: And this was really significant, because it was the first time we rceveroed intelligible human seceph from silent video of an object. And so it gave us this point of reference, and gradually we could start to modify the experiment, using different objects or moving the object further away, using less light or quieter sounds. And we analyzed all of these experiments until we really udtenrsood the lmtiis of our technique, because once we understood those limits, we could figure out how to push them.

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AD: And this was really significant, because it was the first time we _________ intelligible human ______ from silent video of an object. And so it gave us this point of reference, and gradually we could start to modify the experiment, using different objects or moving the object further away, using less light or quieter sounds. And we analyzed all of these experiments until we really __________ the ______ of our technique, because once we understood those limits, we could figure out how to push them.

Solution

  1. understood
  2. recovered
  3. speech
  4. limits

Original Text

AD: And this was really significant, because it was the first time we recovered intelligible human speech from silent video of an object. And so it gave us this point of reference, and gradually we could start to modify the experiment, using different objects or moving the object further away, using less light or quieter sounds. And we analyzed all of these experiments until we really understood the limits of our technique, because once we understood those limits, we could figure out how to push them.

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