April 18, 2018
AI can now guess what tune you’re singing in your head – without you ever uttering a sound.
Scientists in California have created a mind-reading machine that reveals the song being thought about simply by studying the brain’s electrical activity.
The finding opens the door to strange future scenarios, such as those portrayed in the series ‘Black Mirror’, where AI can record and playback everything you’ve ever seen and heard.
Researcher Brian Pasley has previously used a deep-learning algorithm trained with brain activity, to turn a person’s thoughts into digital speech.
His team has now improved on that earlier research and applied the findings to music to create a new AI.
The machine is around 50 per cent more accurate than the device the team created in 2014.
‘During auditory perception, when you listen to sounds such as speech or music, we know that certain parts of the auditory cortex decompose these sounds into acoustic frequencies — for example, low or high tones,’ Pasley told Digital Trends.
This article was posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 6:46 am