Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech
Published:02 Feb.2019    Source:ScienceDaily

Neural network that finds potential drugs could encourage large-scale pooling of sensitive data. In a scientific first, neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone's brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate with the brain. It lays the groundwork for helping people who cannot speak, such as those living with as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or recovering from stroke, regain their ability to communicate with the outside world.