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The Rise of Mind-Reading Technology

Artificial intelligence has many things to offer to the real world. A primary one among them is the ability to read and interpret human mind. With the involvement of AI, mind-reading can find many useful applications in our day-to-day life. In this article at ComputerWorld, Mike Elgan states that though a mind-reading software is still not commercially available, it would soon find its way into the real business world.

What Was Missing?

The use of technology for reading human brain waves have been discussed since long. As a step further, people have been able to detect brain waves for decades now, but they still lacked in terms of interpreting them. However, the advent of artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning can now allow us to understand human thoughts and feelings. For instance, Elgan shares various case studies of machines being used for real-time speech-to-text conversion and virtual assistance with high accuracy. Here are some additional cases:

Case Studies:

  • Researchers at University of California, San Francisco invented a device that can convert mental activity into text with more than 90% accuracy. This device can perceive what a person is hearing with the help of brain waves only. They even experimented the same method with epilepsy treatment where electrodes were deployed to monitor brain activity and perceive the sounds being heard by the patient.
  • On the other hand, Carnegie Mellon University has used A.I. in neural scans to read complex thoughts and predict the next sentence evolving inside the human brain.

What’s Going On?

Listed here are major developments going on in the space of the mind-reading using artificial intelligence:

  • Facebook is experimenting a method to send messages to its users using thoughts only.
  • Microsoft has come up with a plan to change the state of things based on human perception. Like if a music system is too loud, a human brain may feel irritated. This can be interpreted by an AI system to tone down the volume.
  • The University of Toronto Scarborough could re-create rough images of faces shown to subjects based on their brain activity.

To learn more about the recent developments in the field of mind-reading, click on the link below: https://www.computerworld.com/article/3268132/emerging-technology/mind-reading-tech-is-here-and-more-useful-than-you-think.html

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