San Francisco : Facebook is developing a brain computer Augmented Reality interface device that would help users type with their mind. At its F8 Developers’ Conference in 2017, the company announced its Brain Computer Interface programme outling its goal to build a non invasive wearable device that lets people type by simply imagining themselves talking. Facebook working on an AR device that will let users type with their mind.
Facebook is supporting a team of researchers at University of California, San Francisco who are working to help pattents with neurological damage speak against by detecting intended speech from brain activity in real time.
In a paper appeared in the journal Natures Communication, the UCSF team ” has shared how far we have to go to achieve fully non-invasive BCI as a potential imput solution for AR glasses “, said facebook in a blog post on Tuesday.
The UCSF team has been able to decode a small set of full, spoken words and phrases from brain activity in real tim- a first in the field of BCI research.
The researchers emphasis that their algorithm is so far only capable of recognising a small set of words and phrases. but ongoing work aims to translate musch larger vocabularies with dramatically lower error rates.
“The promise of AR likes in its ability to seamlessly connect people to the world that surrounds them and to each other. Rather than looking down at a phone screen or breaking out a laptop, we can maintain eye contact and retrieve useful information and context without ever missing a beat,” Facebook added.
As chief scientist Michael Abrash and the team at Facebook Reality see it. ” We are standing on the edge of the next great wave in human oriented compution one in which the combined technologies of AR and VR converge and revolution how we interact with the world around us “
“It is goint ot be something completely new, as clean a break from anything that has come before as the mouse/Gui-BASED INTERFACE WAS FROM PUNCH CARDS, pRINTOUTS, AND TELETYPE MACHINES,” Said Abrash