Computer System Transcribes Words Users “Speak Silently”

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    MIT researchers have developed a wearable device that can read the words a user says in their head. A machine-learning system translates neuromuscular signals in the jaw and face, allowing users to engage in “silent conversations” with an integrated pair of bone-conduction headphones.

    The device is thus part of a complete silent-computing system that lets the user undetectably pose and receive answers to difficult computational problems. In one of the researchers’ experiments, for instance, subjects used the system to silently report opponents’ moves in a chess game and just as silently receive computer-recommended responses.
     
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  2. WhoMe

    WhoMe Gawd

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    I want one.
     
  3. techie81

    techie81 [H]ard for [H]ardware

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    Made me think of this:

     
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  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Great, give me one! Then when my wife says "why don't you understand what I'm trying to say" ... when she doesn't actually say anything ... I can understand what she didn't say!

    And since no great technology thread is good without a tinfoil hat thread, how does this apply to your right to remain silent? Police just slips this on your head... wammo!
     
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  5. gwarren007

    gwarren007 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    "What do you mean? Your thoughts said I could!!"





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  6. lostin3d

    lostin3d Gawd

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    Yeah this could bring sexting to a whole new level!
     
  7. Galvin

    Galvin 2[H]4U

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    No one going to wear that crap on their face. That's worse than google glass
     
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    Ultima99 [H]ardness Supreme

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    Gasp! They didn't sign the consent forms. Otherwise not too hard to see this might be where we're headed.
     
  9. WhoMe

    WhoMe Gawd

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    1: I assume that's an early prototype.
    2: Think fashion statement. It could be in any color or maybe patriotic stripes, or sports team colors etc.
    3. It'll sell well until we get true brain implants (assuming it really works and doesn't cost too much of course). Maybe not everyone's cup of tea, but I can think of tons of applications and appearance will be a minor consideration for most.
     
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    Marketing fluff, I doubt it works 1% as good as they claim
     
  11. KarsusTG

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    Yet we still don't have a universal translator yet. WTH are these people doing?!?!
     
  12. Madoc

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    “Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.”
     
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  13. theBrownLlama

    theBrownLlama Limp Gawd

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    bone conduction is not new. Has been around for close to a 100 years already

    ..and also the cause for some induced tinnitus
     
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  15. Sikkyu

    Sikkyu I Question Reality

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    MAAAAWWP
     
  16. cjcox

    cjcox Gawd

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    They also have a system that will spell check words you "write invisibly".

    I've seen it, or didn't see it...