China set up the first computer chip for reading and decoding of the human mind
Brain-computer interface (Brain-Computer Interface, BCI), as the name implies - is a device designed for the exchange of information between the brain and the electronic device (eg, a computer). In fact, they do what science fiction is called mind reading. In recent years, scientists from various countries have made significant progress in the development of this technology. For example, recently we wrote about the design, allows you to read the human brain signals and translate them into human speech, as well as a system allowing to play, for example, in "Tetris" only one power of thought.
But all of these technologies are still far from mass adoption and use. However, recently, Chinese scientists have developed a new computer chip, which may be able to bring these technologies to the masses, according to the Chinese state news agency Xinhua reported both.
What are brain-computer interface?
According to the source, the development of a new chip "Brain Talker", created specifically to enhance the efficiency of brain-computer interface (BCI), aimed at deciphering the user's mental intentions solely by means of neural electrical signals without the use of natural neuro-muscular pathways obliged collaboration of scientists from the Tianjin University and experts from the China Electronics Corporation of the Chinese company.
"Generally, signals transmitted and processed by the brain, contains a large amount of background noise. We have developed BC3 chip (Brain-Computer Codec Chip), or chip brain-computer coding) is able to recognize secondary neural electrical signals and effectively decode the information contained therein, significantly improving the speed and accuracy of the information transmission via neurocomputing interests ", - explained in the press fixing release Tianjin University researcher Min Dong.
According to Dong, their development can help bring brain-computer interface technology from the laboratory to the mass market.
"brain-computer interface have a promising future," - he writes in a press release.
"Chip" Brain Talker "is developing brain-computer interface technology, allowing it to become more portable, wearable and affordable for the general public."
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