AI makes non-invasive mind-reading turns thoughts into text

02/05/2023 | The Guardian

In the same week as the Godfather of AI resigned from Google over concerns the company is no longer a “proper steward” of the technology, a team of neuroscientists at the University of Texas at Austin have been working on an artificial intelligence (AI) based system that can interpret brain activity into text. Lead researcher, Dr Alexander Huth, said: “We were kind of shocked that it works as well as it does. I’ve been working on this for 15 years … so it was shocking and exciting when it finally did work.” 

It is hoped that the neurotechnology breakthrough could one day restore the ability of people who have suffered a stroke or motor neurone disease to communicate. 

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