20 Apr '17, 5pm

Facebook Announces "Typing-by-Brain" Project

Facebook Announces "Typing-by-Brain" Project

First it was Elon Musk, now Facebook. Suddenly, all the big Silicon Valley players want to get into brain tech. Yesterday Facebook announced that it’s working on a “typing by brain” project. At its developer conference, Facebook executive Regina Dugan promised that this brain-computer interface will decode signals from the brain’s speech center at the remarkable rate of 100 words per minute. Dugan, who runs the Facebook moonshot lab known as Building 8 , said the technology for decoding brain signals will be non-invasive. That sets Facebook’s efforts apart from Elon Musk’s mysterious new Neuralace company , which is working on tiny implants called neural dust that would likely be embedded in the blood vessels of the brain. Dugan said that Facebook has no plans for an invasive implant, saying, “Implanted electrodes simply won’t scale.” Photo: Stanford University Earlier thi...

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