Japanese scientists has successfully developed a computing technology that is claimed to be capable of reading minds. Through the identification and analysis of brain waves, the technology is able to correctly predict words and sentences before they are spoken or without being spoken. It is based on the so-called electroencephalogram (EEG), which collects electrical brain activity through a set of electrodes attached to a person's head.
The experts, which ares led by professor Yamazaki Toshimasa from Kyushu Institute of Technology, found that a brain activity is registered two seconds before a word is uttered, according to The Daily Mail. The scientists trained the machine to learn words through the distinct brain wave activities associated with each. The scientists then compiled a database of sounds that correspond to brainwave patterns.
With a successful demonstration of the "mind-reading" technology, Toshimasa and his team could pave the way for people who have lost the ability to speak or those who are paralyzed to be able to communicate again. More futuristic applications include thought-controlled robots and even the potential for telepathic communication among humans, according to Science World Report.
Toshimasa's method is almost similar to a technology being developed by the U.S. Army. It is currently testing prototypes of a tool called The Mind Lab, which can also read thoughts based on captured brainwave data, HNGN previously reported.