Science, Technology

March 31, 2020

Artificial Intelligence that turns brainwaves into sentences

The Gist

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco were able to translate neural activity into full sentences. It is hoped that this will help people that struggle to communicate verbally.

The List

  • The researchers managed to train the AI algorithm to convert brain activity into sentences in real-time.
  • The scientists used brain implants that monitor epileptic seizures to read brainwaves.
  • A total of 4 participants were reading sentences out loud while the AI was transcribing the speech to text.
  • The AI had a 3% error rate, while human interpreters are recorded at a 5% error rate.
  • Currently, the AI algorithm only works while a person is speaking out loud.

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