The most important change in Human Pc Interplay over the previous few years is the rise of voice assistants. The Siris and Alexas are our HAL 9000s, and shortly we’ll be utilizing these assistants to open the storage door. They may simply do it this time.
What would occur should you might discuss to those voice assistants with out saying a phrase? Would that be telepathy? That’s exactly what [Annie Ho] is doing with Cerebro Voice, a challenge on this yr’s Hackaday Prize.
At its core, the thought behind Cerebro Voice relies on subvocal recognition, a method that detects electrical alerts from the vocal cords and different muscular tissues concerned in talking. These electrical alerts are collected by floor EMG units, then despatched to a pc for processing and reconstruction into phrases. It’s a confirmed expertise, and even NASA is looking it ‘artificial telepathy’.
The workforce behind this challenge is simply within the early levels of prototyping this gadget, and thus far they’re utilizing EMG and microphones to coach a convolutional neural community that may translate electrical alerts right into a person’s inside monologue. It’s a tremendous challenge, and among the finest we’ve seen within the Human Pc Interface problem on this yr’s Hackaday Prize.