Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech

Publication Title
Columbia University
Publication/Creation Date
January 29 2019
Media Type
Press Release
Persuasive Intent
In a scientific first, Columbia neuroengineers have created a system that translates thought into intelligible, recognizable speech. By monitoring someone’s brain activity, the technology can reconstruct the words a person hears with unprecedented clarity. This breakthrough, which harnesses the power of speech synthesizers and artificial intelligence, could lead to new ways for computers to communicate directly with the brain. It also lays the groundwork for helping people who cannot speak, such as those living with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or recovering from stroke, regain their ability to communicate with the outside world.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Location on Body
Marketing Keywords
Vocorder, Apple Siri, Amazon Echo

Date archived
January 30 2019
Last edited
January 30 2019
How to cite this entry
Anne Holden. (January 29 2019). "Columbia Engineers Translate Brain Signals Directly into Speech". Columbia University. Columbia University. Fabric of Digital Life.