Wednesday, May 10, 2017
The creepy robot that can read your mind to draw the exact symbols you're thinking about
A mind-reading AI that can work out what you're looking at by reading your brain signals has been developed by scientists.
The machine reads brain activity to decipher handwritten letters and numbers seen during scans.
The research is a big step towards direct telepathic connections between humans and computers that could lead to the decoding of mental images or even dreams.
An AI has been developed that can figure out what you're looking at by reading your brain signals. Known as Deep Generative Multiview Model (bottom row), the AI provides the best reconstruction of the original image (top row) compared with previous algorithms (other rows)
During experiments, the machine was able to accurately draw what people were looking at during functional MRI brain scans.
The researchers claim that their AI is the most accurate of its kind, although have yet to release exact figures on accuracy.
A preview of the work, from scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, has been uploaded online, but it has not yet been peer reviewed.
Functional MRI scans are used by scientists to read brain activity, allowing them to see which areas of the brain are active during certain tasks.
The Beijing team's new AI can reads brain activity in the visual cortex - the part involved in sight.
The study used brain scans from hundreds of people as they read a handwritten letter or number.
The researchers fed the new algorithm 90 per cent of the brain scans along with the corresponding image to train it to learn the brain signals involved in sight.
They then showed the AI the remaining 10 per cent of the scans and had it draw what it thought the person was seeing.
The results were a great success, with the AI - known only as the Deep Generative Multiview Model (DGMM) - able to accurately draw the original image.
'Overall, the images reconstructed by DGMM captured the essential features of the presented images
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