Saturday April 07, 2018

Computer System Transcribes Words Users "Speak Silently"

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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