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Artificial intelligence turns brain activity into speech
Quote:For many people who are paralyzed and unable to speak, signals of what they'd like to say hide in their brains. No one has been able to decipher those signals directly. But three research teams recently made progress in turning data from electrodes surgically placed on the brain into computer-generated speech. Using computational models known as neural networks, they reconstructed words and sentences that were, in some cases, intelligible to human listeners.

None of the efforts, described in papers in recent months on the preprint server bioRxiv, managed to re-create speech that people had merely imagined. Instead, the researchers monitored parts of the brain as people either read aloud, silently mouthed speech, or listened to recordings. But showing the reconstructed speech is understandable is "definitely exciting," says Stephanie Martin, a neural engineer at the University of Geneva in Switzerland who was not involved in the new projects.

more at http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/a...ity-speech

would be pretty awesome if ppl wouldn't have to go through brain surgery for it. Scream1
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I wonder how it handles Tourettes?
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I can honestly say that I have never used Siri or any of that shite directly.

People are so fking stupid.
It gives me the shits.
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