Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text

Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text

Publication Title
The Guardian
Publication/Creation Date
July 30 2019
Ian Sample (creator)
University Of California, San Francisco (contributor)
Edward Chang (contributor)
David Moses (contributor)
Winston Chiong (contributor)
Facebook (contributor)
Persuasive Intent

With a radical new approach, doctors have found a way to extract a person’s speech directly from their brain.

The breakthrough is the first to demonstrate how a person’s intention to say specific words can be gleaned from brain signals and turned into text fast enough to keep pace with natural conversation.

In its current form, the brain-reading software works only for stock sentences it has been trained on, but scientists believe it is a stepping stone towards a more powerful system that can decode in real time the words a person intends to say.

The research is funded by Facebook.

HCI Platform
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Facebook Reality Labs

Date archived
August 5 2019
Last edited
February 28 2020
How to cite this entry
Ian Sample. (July 30 2019). "Neuroscientists decode brain speech signals into written text". The Guardian. The Guardian. Fabric of Digital Life.