How I Type REALLY Fast (156 Words per Minute)
Set a new record for typing speed by mentally typing with a headgear that translates brain waves into appropriate text.
At the National Robotics Conference in Beijing, Tianjin University PhD student Wei Xiwen was able to type 69 Chinese characters per minute using only her mind and an image of a keyboard on a computer screen..
This rate is equivalent to typing one average English word in 0.413 seconds with 100% accuracy, or 691.55 bpm. This is faster than the normal mobile typing speed.
According to the developers, the record was set thanks to a new algorithm based on artificial intelligence, which recognizes human mental signals well. Although Wei Siwen was prepared in advance, but without special training, an ordinary person can type more than 42 words per minute in this way..
In the future, the technology will help astronauts control equipment on spaceships not only manually, but also mentally, and gamers will control the gameplay without a computer and a joystick. The ultimate goal is to achieve a symbiosis of AI with the brain, which can lead to telepathic communication. Although the Pentagon plans to use a similar neural interface for remote control weapons systems.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: VCG