The Future Of Siri: Control It With Your Mind

News | Saturday November 5 2011 8:53 PM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , ,

iPhone 4S’ new voice activated personal assistant feature was revolutionary then checkout Project Black Mirror.
It is a project started by two guys who have figured out a way to give commands to Siri using brain waves and lot of hardware. So far they’ve managed to 25 brain waves to specific Siri commands.
Okay, if it sounds unbelievable then here is how they’ve managed to get it to work according to
1. ECG pads provide raw skin conductivity / electrical activity as analogue data (0-5v).
2. This is plugged into the Arduino board via 4 analogue inputs (no activity = 0v, high activity = 5v).
3. The Arduino has a program burnt to it’s EPROM chip that filters the signals.
4. Josh trained the program by thinking of the main Siri commands (“Call”, “Set”, “Diary” etc.) one at a time and the program where we captured the signature brain patterns they produce.
5. The program can detect the signature patterns that indicate a certain word is being thought of. The program will then wait for a natural ‘release’ in brain waves and assume the chain of commands is now complete and action is required.
6. The series of commands are fed to a SpeakJet speech synthesiser chip
7. The audio output of which simply plugs into the iPhone ’s microphone jack.
The guys behind the project hope to get their project funded via Kickstarter; a website that helps developers gain pledges from interested buyers in order to develop their projects.
There is some chatter that the setup shown in the video is a fake, but we hope that either these guys or someone else makes it possible some day.
What do you think? Real, fake or really fake?

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