Two years, it took almost two years of continuous research and efforts to Facebook’s Mark Chevillet to prove the possibility of building a non-invasive technology. The technology that will be able to read 100 words per minute in the human brain by the augmented reality glasses.
You might have heard the phrase, “the future is here,” but with Facebook’s latest issued lengthy breakdown, you’ll feel the future nearing towards you.
The research into Brain-Computer interface became a means to control future augmented reality interfaces. This research published in Nature Today is entitled “Real-time decoding of question-and-answer speech dialogue using human cortical activity.”
Creating Augmented Reality Glasses; What is the Ultimate Goal Behind This Recent Research?
Mark Chevillet; the research director of Facebook Reality Labs’ brain-computer interface program, has more than just the revelation of the possibility in the plan. The research director along with his company is striving to work ahead on this project. Their ultimate goal is to develop a product out of the research.
The product and the ultimate goal of the company are to create augmented reality glasses that can work without having to speak loudly.
This is how the researchers behind this latest Facebook’s research are planning to create the aforementioned product:
The University of California, San Francisco, funded by Facebook Reality Labs, created a brain-computer interface that can successfully decode words, phrases, and dialogues that are either heard or spoken by the person wearing the device ( AR glasses) from brain signals.
What Benefits Will Come Because of Augmented Reality Glasses?
As I said, the future is finally here, and so is the possibility of unimagined relief with these futuristic devices.
Patients that have lost the ability to speak can be benefited with this project. People can lose their ability to speak and hear due to stroke, spinal cord injury, or other incidents can restore natural communication by the help of neural implants.
But that’s not all that Facebook is planning to devote its research to.
More than Biomedical devices, Facebook is more eager to use this research in building augmented reality glasses.
The possibility of creating a device that can decode imagined speech from brain signals is Facebook’s plan.
You might be wondering how is this possible? Well hear it from the researcher itself:
The latest research by Facebook Mark Chevillet provides a principle through which decoration of imagined speech in the human brain is possible. This will happen by measuring the activity of large populations of neurons.
Now that we know that the device including imagined speech is soon coming to market, thanks to Facebook. So now, it’s time to have control over your imagined speech.