The computer interfaces of the brain (BCI) have the potential to revolutionize the relationship between humans and technology by allowing us to control devices without verbal communication or physical communication. Its potential applications are wide, and can significantly improve the lives of people with disabilities.
Scrolling, clicking and typing may soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new device called Brain Talker that enables users to control a computer using only their brain waves. The hands-free gadget was unveiled at the recent World Intelligence Congress in China, and while many key details about how the chip works have yet to be clarified, it has already caused quite a stir among technology enthusiasts and multi-taskers.
This is partly due to the fact that it is very difficult to distinguish these signals from the background noise around them. Creating efficient BCIs is extremely challenging, as the electrical signals in the brain are often too subtle for the detection or too complex for decoding.
Dong Ming of Tianjin University said in a statement that the device “has the ability to discriminate small neural electrical signals and efficiently decode their information.” This can greatly increase the speed and accuracy of computer interfaces in the brain. “
Outside of the collaboration between Tianjin University and China Electronics Corporation, Brain Toker allows brain waves to be read more accurately, smaller, faster, and more efficient than the current BCI.
It is hoped that brain talc and other similar devices will soon be able to help people manage their computers, phones, and other electronics using the power of their thinking. Exactly how the chip will be worn is not specified, although BCIs are usually worn externally instead of being implanted in the user’s brain.
The competition to bring an effective BCI to market is now heating up, Elon Musk recently hinted at his company, Neuralink may soon be ready to release a product of its own. For now, however, we continue to use our fingers to type like all primitive cavemen.