Imagine being able to type out an email just by thinking. Or giving a "voice" to people without the ability to speak. That technology is one step closer as researchers in California have shown they can translate brain activity into complete sentences with 97% accuracy.
Previously the best results were only 70% intelligible, so this is a major leap ahead. The researchers decided to mimic machine translation which translates an entire sentence at once, and the results were impressive.
So far, the system can only decode 30-50 specific sentences that use a limited vocabulary, and the subjects must have electrodes implanted in their brains, so there is still a long way to go before the technology is available for public use.
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