Key Points

  • Arnav Kapur developed AlterEgo, a headset that allows users to search the internet using thought
  • The device picks up brain signals associated with words and uses them to query the internet
  • It can answer questions, solve math problems, and access information discreetly and silently.
  • Beyond personal use, it aims to help people with speech disorders like ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and MS (multiple sclerosis).

Media Lab Links

  • @wahming
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    2 months ago

    Here’s the actual news release without the clickbait farm. https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/alterego/overview/

    Press X to doubt, though. It’s probably nowhere near as accurate or adaptable as MIT implies. University PR depts are infamous for blowing hot air.

    Edit: It’s from 2019. It’s definitely hot air