The mind-reading computer that knows exactly WHO you are thinking about: Researchers reveal AI that can reconstruct faces from brainwaves
Reading minds is an ability only found in comic book heroes.
But new research has revealed that a computer can now analyse brain scans and work out who a person is thinking about.
The AI system can even create a digital portrait of the face in question.
The researchers first pinpointed the area of the brain responsible for processing faces.
‘Recent findings suggest that the contents of memory encoding and retrieval can be decoded from the angular gyrus (ANG), a subregion of posterior lateral parietal cortex,’ reads the study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.
'Visually perceived faces were reliably reconstructed from activity patterns,' wrote Hongmi Lee and Brice A. Kuhl from the Kuhl Lab at the University of Oregon.
Researchers began their work with more than 1,000 coloured images of different human faces.
During the first part of the study they showed participants one face after another while performing fMRI scans and recorded neural responses during this time.
'Subjective assessment of reconstructed faces revealed specific sources of information (e.g., affect and skin color) that were successfully reconstructed in ANG,' they wrote.
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