Mark Zuckerberg’s vision of typing with your brain might be moving closer to reality. The brain-computer research division that Facebook created last year is currently working on its development. Building 8 at Facebook is focused on building new hardware products to advance Facebook’s mission of connecting the world. Building 8 is exploring a silent-speech system with a team of scientists that could make users type at rates of about 100 words per minute.
“What if you could type directly from your brain… with the speed and flexibility of voice and the privacy of text?” Building 8 head Regina Dugan said at the second day of Facebook’s F8 developer’s conference.
Brain-to-text technology might be a few years away and it would require non-invasive sensors to detect and measure brain activity at about 100 times per second. While the project is ambitious, many people have issues regarding the amount of data that Facebook gathers about their daily habits. And now, with brain waves detection, it might be a step further away from online privacy.
“It sounds impossible but it’s closer than you think” ~ Dugan
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Via: | ZDNet |
Source: | Building 8 |
Image Credits: | TechCrunch |