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Saturday, April 07, 2018

Mind Reading, Hands-free Augmentation

A long term goal, hands-free interaction with the Internet.   I got a demo if this kind of thing a decade ago, and it didn't really work.  Is it here now?  Ideal use to drive an assistant.  The ultimate augmentation?

Mind-reading headset lets you Google just with your thoughts
A mind-reading device can answer questions in your head. It works by picking up signals sent from your brain when you think about saying something    By Chelsea Whyte

SILENTLY think of a question and I will answer it. That might sound like a magic trick, but it is the promise of AlterEgo, a headset that lets you speak to a computer without ever uttering a sound. It’s not quite a mind reader, but it is close.

The device brings us a step closer to a world where we can interact seamlessly with machines using only our thoughts. AlterEgo’s creators believe that rather than embarrassingly saying things like “OK Google” or “Hey Siri” and then …"

And more on this   ....

Mind-reading tech is here (and more useful than you think!)  in Computerworld 
Reading brain waves was useless until A.I. got involved. Now mind reading has real-world, practical applications.      By Mike Elgan ..... "

See also the company Neurable for an example of potential implementations ...

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