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Thursday, 20 April 2017

Facebook F8: typing with brainwaves and 360° cameras

When touchscreen keyboards started taking over from their hardware counterparts, we railed against the lack of tactility. What if you didn't need to touch anything to type - not keys, not even a screen? Facebook is on it with a project that will translate your thoughts straight into text. "Silent speech" (as Facebook calls it) will allow you to type 100 words a minute. Note that an average professional typist manages 50-80 words per minute, the best get above 120wpm. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg plans to start small, though. Before typing, something as simple as answering yes/no queries...

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