A team of researchers at the University of California have created a mind-reading machine which will be able to translate your thoughts and turn them into texts. The mind-reading device is fully developed and is present at the University of California. The device is capable of reading people’s minds through their brainwaves and can turn those brainwaves into text.
The researchers have told that this machine can be turned into an easily operatable machine which can be linked up to smartphones in the coming years. This breakthrough will be able to help the handicapped people who are struggling to speak or are unable to speak at all. It will also help patients who suffer from diseases which don’t allow them to move or communicate again. The machine will be used as a ‘telepathic typewriter’ which automatically notes down whatever we are thinking. The researchers have claimed that the device has an accuracy rate of almost 90%. It works by interpreting the vowels and the consonants in our brain.
The machine can interpret the sentences we were thinking based on the neural signals. It can translate the signals into the textual form. David Moses, the lead researcher, said, “Given the performance exhibited by [the machine] in this work and its capacity for expansion, we are con?dent in its ability to serve as a platform for the proposed speech prosthetic device.” Critics are saying that there will be huge problems caused by the device if a secret is leaked through the machine accidentally. Imagine the machine revealing some really embarrassing thoughts of people. This can become a reason to cause fear among people since all of us have hidden secrets, don’t we?