It looks like Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t want to be outdone by Elon Musk’s Neuralink tech and if the title of this article sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, then your not alone. Sci-Fi films and TV series have warned us about this type of tech for a very long time now but that isn’t stopping brain-computer interface research and it could be coming to the Facebook AR glasses.
Facebook recently provided an update on its brain-computer interface research and it sounds like things are moving forward quite well. A team of researchers at the University of California have managed to decode “a small set of full, spoken words and phrases from brain activity in real-time” and Facebook plans on integrating that technology with its Augemented Reality (AR) glasses. This isn’t coming any time soon, however, as it is roughly a decade away according to the announcement.
The update on the brain-computer interface explains the progress the team has made.
Although the opening of this article mentioned how Sci-Fi shows have warned us about things like this, it is actually for a good cause. This will allow parapelegic or paralyzed people to communicate freely with others and that’s fantastic. If you think brain-reading tech is far-fetched, then think again. An example, Matthew Nagle, who thanks to a brain-computer interface, was able to control a computer cursor with his mind and even able to play Pong back in 2006.
What do you think about Facebook’s plan for its upcoming AR glasses and brain-reading tech? Let us know in the comment section below.