We all have had nightmares of a person reading what’s in our minds, enabling him to leak all of our secrets and the things that we have successfully kept hidden from the world. Adding to our worry is Artificial Intelligence, since it may soon be able to read human minds. Sounds daunting right, but this is actually happening and that too in one of the world’s most renowned tech companies ‘Meta’.
Researchers at Meta are testing their AI in different ways and trying to figure out the best ways they can use AI to read the human mind. With science growing by leaps and bounds, it isn’t really far beyond that we might see AI being used to read minds.
This has many positive applications, the first of which is medical treatments. Using AI doctors can potentially understand the mind of a patient and figure out the reason behind his mental condition, making this useful in helping patients with anxiety or depression.
Similar AI technologies have already been used in multiple renowned health centers around the world. Doctors use it for all sorts of things such as analyzing cancer tumors and brain mapping.
Facebook while attempting to read minds through AI is focusing on brain waves. The company just this August revealed an AI that can understand what a person says by simply analyzing their brain waves. Now, this is something to be applauded, since technology like this can have applications in understanding patients that cannot speak because of trauma or pain.
“There are a bunch of conditions, from traumatic brain injury to anoxia, that basically makes people unable to communicate. And one of the paths that have been identified for these patients over the past couple of decades is brain-computer interfaces,” says researcher Jean Remi King.
Testing their AI, researchers at Meta are developing a technology that can capture a person’s brainwaves. These can then be used to measure variations in blood flow and other metrics to identify brain activity.
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