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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Think to Type Getting Closer

Though I remember this was close years ago.  Introducing anticipatory completion may help, but also with some of the usual errors. 

Facebook is inching closer to a think-to-type computer system
There's a long way to go to 100 word-per-minute mental typing, though.  By Steve Dent, @stevetdent in Engadget

Elon Musk isn't the only one who wants us to communicate via brainwaves. Facebook also has ambitious plans to interface with computers using wearables and one day let us type rapidly with our brains. Now, neuroscientists from the University of California, San Francisco (backed by Facebook's Reality Labs) have demonstrated a system that can translate speech into text in real time using brain activity only. While impressive, it shows that the technology still has a long ways to go.

Brain-computer interface systems already exist, but require users to mentally select a letter at a time on a virtual keyboard, a process that tends to be very slow. The UCSF researchers, however, tried to use context to help the machines translate entire words and phrases.   .... " 

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