Anomalous inputs to a computing device can occur in certain situations, e.g., when a pet walks across a keyboard, a baby slams their hand on keyboard or touches a trackpad, etc. For users that frequently experience this situation, e.g., parents of young kids, pet owners, etc., such input can result in having to take extra steps to undo the input. This disclosure describes techniques to automatically detect and ignore anomalous inputs to a device. When an anomalous input is detected, the received input is ignored and a temporary delay is enforced. Inputs received within the delay period are also ignored. Detection of anomalous inputs can be performed using machine learning techniques.
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Arriaga, Emmanuel, "Protecting against unintended inputs", Technical Disclosure Commons, (May 06, 2019)