Using brain implants and using silent speech software, people will be able to type their thoughts on the screen of their computer or mobile phone. Already the experiments in the Building 8 Secret Building have so far reached a rate of eight words per minute, which will improve in the future to reach 100 words per minute.
The announcement was made at the annual software developer session organized by Facebook in San Francisco, according to BBC and Reuters and French.
The head of 60-year-old development technology engineer Regina Dagan, a former Google executive and the US Pentagon Advanced Research Defense Services (DARPA), stressed that “this sounds impossible, but it is closer to its implementation than imagine “.
Facebook head Mark Zuckerberg said: “Our brains produce enough data to broadcast four high resolution movies every second. The problem is that the best way we can send information to the outside world is our speech, that can transmit about the same amount of data to a 1980s modem. ”
That’s why, he said, “we’re working on a system that lets people type directly from their brains about five times faster than they do on their phones today. Finally, we want to turn it into a widespread technology on a massive scale. Even a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ with a stroke ‘click’ will help make you feel more natural things like augmented reality. ” He added, however, the first step was already made, technology should evolve before it is put into practice.
As Dagan said, in collaboration with researchers from American universities, as DARPA (which, among others, invented the Internet) works, it will seek to develop new hardware and software products Will be non-invasive and can be used easily and quickly.
Another plan is to develop a new technology that will allow people to communicate only by touch so as to “hear” through their skin. The developing portable electronic system will use pressure points on the body to transfer information to the other.
“One day, not too distant, it will be possible for me to speak in Chinese, and you will feel it instantly in Spanish,” said Dougun, who clearly imagined technologies more advanced than anything that exists today.
“We will need new non-invasive sensors that can record brain activity hundreds of times per second, from a few millimeters in length and without distortion of the signal. Today, no non-invasive technology can do that, “he said.