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Sat Jan 9, 2016, 06:22 PM

Mind-Reading Computer Knows What You're About to Say

http://news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets/mind-reading-computer-knows-what-youre-about-to-say-160107.htm

In what has to be the ultimate rock-paper-scissors game, a computer is able to decode what choice its opponent has made before they move a hand.

Sophisticated mind reading seems more possible than ever.

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The research was spearheaded by Toshimasa Yamazaki, a computer science and systems engineering professor in the Department of Bioscience and Bioinformatics at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. He and his team studied a dozen men, women and children using an electroencephalogram or EEG to detect their brainwaves.

First he had them say “rock,” “paper,” and “scissors” in Japanese. Then he had them concentrate on each word without saying it, RocketNews24 reported. The results varied by person, but computer readings showed similar brainwave patterns for the spoken and unspoken tests — to the point where Yamazaki’s team could frequently figure out which word the person was thinking.

Measuring the brain signals and doing analysis like this is nothing new, but Yamazaki’s work is focused on part of the brain called the Broca area. It’s full of motor neurons involved in speech production and language comprehension. He also had the advantage of the Japanese language because vowels have proven easier to read through EEG than consonants.
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Mon Jan 11, 2016, 11:48 AM

1. in other words...

they developed a robot that acts like a jerk. LOL

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Mon Jan 11, 2016, 05:14 PM

2. I lost my house, car and everybody's house, car, savings playing _________.

 

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