The future has truly arrived.

A helmet that can genuinely read people’s minds has been unveiled by scientists at the University of Technology Sydney.

Through the magic of artificial intelligence, the researchers have created a helmet that can read brain waves and convert them into legible writing.

Participants wore the sensor-filled hat as part of the study’s testing.

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Then, as AI sensors monitored their brain waves, they read aloud a random text.

After that, another paragraph that appeared to be somewhat similar to the original was created using these brain waves.

The text was generated from these electroencephalogram (EEG) records by an artificial intelligence model named DeWave.

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This implies that the helmet could practically read people’s minds!

In one instance, the participant was asked to consider: “Good day! I hope all is okay with you. Please give me a cappuccino to start, with an additional shot of espresso.”

The AI was then seen “converting the brainwaves into a text response” on the screen.

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It said this: “Afternoon! Are you doing well? Espresso, very strong. Espresso.

which, you must allow, is a fairly tight contest!

Not every translation, though, was as successful as this one.

With just 29 volunteers, the original study’s accuracy rate was just about 40%.

Still, this is a significant technological breakthrough!

Although the technology is claimed to translate your brainwaves, Chin-Teng Lin of the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia, says it is non-invasive, reasonably priced, and portable.

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“This research marks a significant breakthrough in the field as it represents a pioneering effort to translate raw EEG waves directly into language,” he concluded.

It is the first to apply discrete encoding methods to the translation of brain activity into text, so presenting a novel neural decoding strategy.

“The integration with large language models is also opening new frontiers in neuroscience and AI.”

This helmet-style approach to using AI to translate brain waves is significantly less intrusive, morally dubious, and potentially hazardous than concepts like Elon Musk’s Neuralink, which calls for implanting a microchip within the brain.

Using large language models (LLMs) based on copious quantities of EEG data from a BART model, along with the ChatGPT left-to-right decoder and BERT’s bidirectional context, DeWave converts the EEG signals into words.

Yes, we are equally unsure.

Watch this space as Chin-Teng Lin expects to advance his research and get reading accuracy of up to 90% in the future!


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