Online Learning Update

January 12, 2019

AI Can Now Decode Words Directly from Brain Waves

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:02 am

By Rafi Letzter, Live Science
Neuroscientists are teaching computers to read words straight out of people’s brains.┬áKelly Servick, writing for Science, reported this week on three papers posted to the preprint server bioRxiv in which three different teams of researchers demonstrated that they could decode speech from recordings of neurons firing. In each study, electrodes placed directly on the brain recorded neural activity while brain-surgery patients listened to speech or read words out loud. Then, researchers tried to figure out what the patients were hearing or saying. In each case, researchers were able to convert the brain’s electrical activity into at least somewhat-intelligible sound files.

https://www.livescience.com/64424-speech-computer-brain-interface.html

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