In case you missed it: Researchers have developed an AI-based interface that converts the brain signals associated with writing into letters on a screen. According to a study published in Nature, the system has been tested with a paralyzed man who was able to write text at a speed of 16 words per minute.
- The patient, a 65-year-old man, had two small sensors inserted into the outer area of the brain’s motor cortex to record signals that were translated into individual letters by a computer.
- The system was developed specifically for the patient who took part in the study, but researchers want to build a self-calibrating interface for a variety of patients, an effort that will need additional investments and will likely take many years.
- The AI software was developed by Stanford University researchers, who say it could benefit millions of people who cannot speak or type due to impairments.