MIT developers have created a device that detects the thoughts of people that they do not speak aloud, which allows you to control the gadget without words and ask him questions.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have constructed a compact device called the AlterEgo. The headset can transcribe (recognize) thoughts that a person verbalizes internally but does not speak out loud using electrodes attached to the skin.
Special sensors under the body analyze neuromuscular signals during their internal verbalization. When someone speaks words in their head, the device’s artificial intelligence can detect some thoughts by transmitting them to the computer. The headset can respond to the wearer without an earpiece, using a dedicated bone conduction speaker. At the same time, the user can easily hear the environment..
After 15 minutes of customization, AlterEgo successfully detects signals 92% of the time, only 3% less accurate than Google Voice, which uses a traditional microphone. Developers will continue to increase this indicator to the natural threshold (95%) and simultaneously increase the list of recognized words..
Scientists intend to create a universal device with which a person can control the interface of digital devices, select the desired content, play chess, communicate in a noisy environment and perform other actions..
Tad Starner, professor of computing at Georgia Tech, believes the headset will be used in the military and those with a variety of speech problems..
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text: Ilya Malichenko, photo: Lorrie Lejeune / MIT, video: Guardian News