Mind Reading Computers Could Soon Be Able To Convert Your Thoughts Into Text

Posted: Oct 26 2016, 11:35am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

 

Mind Reading Computers Could Soon be Able to Convert Your Thoughts into Text
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  • Novel Super Computers can do Mind Reading and Convert Thoughts into Textual Material
 

It appears to be the case that novel super computers can do mind reading and convert thoughts into textual material. Now writers can forget about the hassles of typing a manuscript on the word processor.

There is voice recognition technology that can type out the words you are saying in the microphone. However, the very thought of computers being able to read minds and type out thoughts from thin air is the stuff of science fiction. Yet it could become a very real fact soon if technology keeps up its progressive pace.  

Scientists are slowly building up this uncanny capability in technology to read minds. Such computers that can read minds will augment speech interface devices such as Siri and Ok Google.

However, such a technology will be a blessing for those with speech problems. Even those who cannot speak at all will benefit immensely from this methodology.

Instead of asking questions and getting answers, all you will have to do is think of the queries and the answers will be promptly forthcoming. This is the stuff dreams are made of. 

The researchers are busy decoding the differences and similarities between speech acts and thinking patterns that go on in our brain. Once these impulses and signals are mapped like the Human Genome Project (to give an example) the rest will be a cinch.

The plus points and drawbacks of this nascent technology have come under focus. Among the technologies that are needed to make this dream a reality are MRI and near infrared imaging.

However, electrocorticography was the most promising among the long list of leading edge technologies that go into the mix. A brains-to-text system is employed by this technology. 

Epilepsy patients showed marked improvement in their symptoms when they were exposed to this technology. The patients read written material in front of them and their brain activity was recorded all along, according to Futurism via MailOnline.

Thus a sort of map was formed of the patterns formed in the brain due to certain symbols and thoughts that were generated by the mind. This comes close to automated speech recognition (ASR) technology.

The only hindrance in this exciting method is that electrodes need to be implanted in the brain. To do away with this complication will require hard work on the part of the researchers and experts in the field.

Decoding and thought recognition are not a piece of cake. They require using the latest equipment and software in the branch of science that is neurology.   

A review on Automatic Speech Recognition from Neural Signals recently published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

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