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Machine translates brainwaves into sentences

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Scientists have taken a step forward in their ability to decode what a person is saying just by looking at their brainwaves when they speak.

They trained algorithms to transfer the brain patterns into sentences in real-time and with word error rates as low as 3%.

Previously, these so-called "brain-machine interfaces" have had limited success in decoding neural activity.

The study is published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

The earlier efforts in this area were only able decode fragments of spoken words or a small percentage of the words contained in particular phrases.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52094111

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Not A Rockstar

Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing …. :unsure2:

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BorizBadinov

It's probably good we are entering a time of social isolation for most of us. :whistle:

Pretty cool for people who have issues with being able to communicate. Soon hopefully defects will no longer be such a disability as much as more of an inconvenience.

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Not A Rockstar
3 hours ago, BorizBadinov said:

Pretty cool for people who have issues with being able to communicate

Yeah, sort of like atomic power and how useful it is for power plants. 

They will work harder on ways to abuse this.

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BorizBadinov
9 minutes ago, Not A Rockstar said:

Yeah, sort of like atomic power and how useful it is for power plants. 

They will work harder on ways to abuse this.

Of course. Anything can be misused. I can think of a variety of issues, but I can also see positive uses. 

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Not A Rockstar
3 minutes ago, BorizBadinov said:

Of course. Anything can be misused. I can think of a variety of issues, but I can also see positive uses. 

One of those "glass half full sorts" I see.... LOL. 

Hi Boris :) *waves*

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BorizBadinov

Haha usually I am more pessimistic but at some point I try to look for the pros too :D if I get started it goes all doomsday to fast... :lol:

 

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spartan max2
34 minutes ago, Not A Rockstar said:

One of those "glass half full sorts" I see.... LOL. 

Hi Boris :) *waves*

I try to look at the positives of technology just because I know tech progress isn't going to stop.

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On 3/31/2020 at 3:12 PM, Not A Rockstar said:

Not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing …. :unsure2:

Bad. Our minds are the last thing truly to ourselves. Well, were.

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pokingjoker

Maybe i can finally know what my dog, cat, and significant other is thinking when asked where she wants to eat.

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Seti42

ATM, it sounds like something that can't be used without consent and a lot of prep work. Which is good. If this can help people who've lost the ability to speak, sign, or write, wonderful.

Honestly, I don't see this going into "thought-stealing" territory...At least not for a long while.

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SpaceBumZaphod

I can see wonderful uses for this for people who are non verbal. YET, I can also see a Totalitarian government using this as an evil tool. Everyone has thought at one tine or another: I'm going to kill that *******. They could arrest you for a thought crime. Two sides of the coin I guess.

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Shane56

This is very disturbing.

What goes on in your mind, your heart of hearts , personal thoughts, flow of consciousness  (ie. your brain) is the  last and final vestige of privacy.

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Buzz_Light_Year

1984 was never intended to be an instruction manual.

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Aten

Guys/Girls this is surely (Shirley) an April fools day article, get a grip :-))

 

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Still Waters
6 hours ago, Aten said:

Guys/Girls this is surely (Shirley) an April fools day article, get a grip :-))

It's dated 30th March.

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Poncho_Peanatus

I think with this technology, once perfected,it may help paralized people in having a communication line with the outside world.

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