AlterEgo’s tech consists of a white plastic strip that hooks over the ear and extends below the jaw, with an...

AlterEgo’s tech consists of a white plastic strip that hooks over the ear and extends below the jaw, with an…

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AlterEgo’s tech consists of a white plastic strip that hooks over the ear and extends below the jaw, with an additional attachment placed just under the wearer’s mouth. The strip contains electrodes that pick up neuromuscular signals, which are released when the user thinks of a certain word, silently “saying” it inside his or her head. A machine learning system then interprets the signals and identifies which words the user had in mind—and, amazingly, it does so correctly 92 percent of the time.

https://www.nextnature.net/2018/10/alter-ego/

11 comments

  1. So… thought police in our future?

  2. 1984 wasn’t meant to be a prophecy.

  3. I don’t know. I’d have to see it to believe it

  4. I can see applications of this technology in military and handicapped. Not everything is orwellian

  5. At first, I thought the ‘SEX’ comment was a joke about how the thoughts would all be about sex.

    But now I see it’s just your average spam.

  6. Elisebeth Ross it’s a bad spam bot. There are 3000 of them

  7. Well, this will certainly make interrogations easier.

  8. Michael Verona just think singing a song….now that’s all they will get.

  9. If I put this on people would think I had Tourettes.

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