Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

“A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx. The study was conducted in research participants with intact speech, but the technology could one day restore the […]

New Technology Uses Lasers to Transmit Audible Messages to Specific People

“Researchers have demonstrated that a laser can transmit an audible message to a person without any type of receiver equipment.” https://www.osa.org/en-us/about_osa/newsroom/news_releases/2019/new_technology_uses_lasers_to_transmit_audible_mes/ https://phys.org/news/2019-01-technology-lasers-transmit-audible-messages.html https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19051435