Neural Networks Translate Brainwaves

Hey everyone!

In the last issue of The Batch, we find “Listening to the Brain”.

Neural networks translated a paralyzed man’s brainwaves into conversational phrases.

What’s new: Researchers at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley trained a system to interpret electrical impulses from the brain of a man who had lost the ability to speak 15 years ago, and displayed them as words on a video screen.

Why it matters: Accidents, diseases, and other tragedies rob countless people of their ability to communicate. This technology opens a pathway for them to reconnect.

We’re thinking: It’s wonderful to see natural language models restoring the most natural form of language.

How would this development help people around you? :speech_balloon: :speaking_head:

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