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It sounds like something out of a Philip K. Dick science fiction novel: a system that uses artificial intelligence to translate people’s thoughts into intelligible, recognizable speech.

But fiction it is not: a team of neuro-engineers at Columbia University did, in fact, develop such a system. Information on the technology was published yesterday in Scientific Reports.

In a press release, Columbia University explained how the system works: https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/columbia-engineers-translate-brain-signals-directly-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 directly with the brain.

Previous fMRI scanning research has shown that when people speak (or even imagine speaking), telltale patterns of activity appear in the brain. Distinct (but recognizable) patterns of signals also emerge when we listen to someone speak, or when we imagine listening. We previously published an article about similar technology being used in China but Columbia’s tech goes much further.

After early attempts to translate brain activity into recognizable speech failed, the research team turned to a computer algorithm called a vocoder that can synthesize speech after being trained on recordings of people speaking.

“This is the same technology used by Amazon Echo and Apple Siri to give verbal responses to our questions,” said Nima Mesgarani, PhD, the paper’s senior author and a principal investigator at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.


“In this scenario, if the wearer thinks ‘I need a glass of water,’ our system could take the brain signals generated by that thought, and turn them into synthesized, verbal speech. This would be a game changer. It would give anyone who has lost their ability to speak, whether through injury or disease, the renewed chance to connect to the world around them.”

So… you only have to think something? What could possibly go wrong?




This is it folks. We are here.

Put on the tin foil hats because there is no turning back!


I really hate seeing Philip K. Dick constantly referred to as some sort of prophet because his writings are totally and utterly Kabbalistic. In particular, I mention his book The Divine Invasion.




That's precisely why he is prophetic. And so is George Orwell.


This is exactly why I don't allow these "smart" gadgets into my home. I already knew they spy on consumers but THIS takes the cake!



Can we sue for mind rape?


WOW! real news is back!


>Thoughtcrime can finally be prosecuted

I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE Big Brother. Also, we have ALWAYS been at war with Eurasia.





>WOW! real news is back!

This is true; but it's over here:


and here:


and here:


and here:


Don't worry, Killcen!

REAL News is not being 'sliden'.

Several scientific articles regarding new studies done on the far-reaching effects of gut-biome balance and diversity incoming. You should like those at least.

But don't turn your nose up at science just because you don't happen to think a particular kind of science news is "REAL News" enough for you.











regurgitated a bit.


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