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Computerworld |
Apr 7, 2018 3:00 AM
PT Here’s a thought: Mind-reading software is not only ready for commercial use, but it will actually be of practical use in everyday business applications. But wait, you say.

That’s creepy, invasive and useless. Read this column, though, and you just might change your mind about that.

(And if you do, your gadgets will know.) Futurists have predicted mind-reading technology for years. And while the detection of brain-wave patterns has been possible for decades, the missing ingredient was the ability to interpret them.

But now, thanks to artificial intelligence (A.I.) and machine learning, we can finally know what’s going on inside people’s minds. The general process is this.

Researchers have developed software that takes readouts from people’s brains and matches them to words or pictures. Once mapped, future readouts can be read, interpreted and used for various kinds of mind-revealing or mental-control applications. Read more from…

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