The bizarre mind-reading headset that lets you silently type on your computer with your Thoughts with 90% accuracy

4/9/2018 11:34:00 AM

Tehran(KNA): Headset silently interprets what users are thinking, giving them 'superpowers'.

A new mind-reading device means people can silently type on their computer using nothing but thoughts - and it's accurate 90 per cent of the time.

Instead of communicating with smart devices by saying 'Ok Google' or 'Hey Siri', the headset silently interprets what users are thinking, giving them 'superpowers', researchers say.

When people think about verbalising something, the brain sends signals to facial muscles - even if nothing is said aloud.

The device has sensors that pick up seven key areas along the cheek, jaw and chin that can recognise words and can even talk back once it has processed them.

Other companies, such as Elon Musk's Neuralink, are also developing 'Matrix' style computer-brain interfaces to give people advanced mental abilities.

Currently the 'AlterEgo' device, which was created by researchers from MIT Media Lab, can recognise digits 0 to 9 and has a vocabulary of around 100 words.

'It gives you superpowers,' graduate student Arnav Kapur, who created the device with Pattie Maes told the New Scientist.

The system consists of a wearable device and an associated computing system which is directly linked to a program that can query Google.

Electrodes in the device pick up neuromuscular signals in the jaw and face which are triggered when users say words 'in their head'.

The signals are fed to a machine-learning system that has been trained to correlate particular signals with particular words.

Source: Daily Mail

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