IIT Madras develops AI Technology for converting Brain Signals into English language

Indian Institute of Technology hits the headlines for all the right reasons. Recently, a research team from IIT Madras developed a sensational technology to read a person’s thoughts and convert them into written language. Yes, you read it right. It seems something straight out of a science fiction movie.

Earlier, Elon Musk’s Neuralink and Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook conducted similar research to develop a brain-computer interface but now IIT Madras has been working really hard on this project and they have results to show.

The research team was led by Dr Vishal Nandigana, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Madras.

Credits: IIT Madras

With the help of AI technology, Dr Nandigana claims the brain signals to text solution can help speech-impaired individuals communicate much better.

“This would tell us what the ions are trying to communicate with us. When we succeed with this effort, we will get electrophysiological data from the neurologists to get brain signals of speech impaired humans to know what they are trying to communicate,” as per Dr Vishal Nandigana of IIT Madras.

“The data signal also, we believe, is going to be in some wave-like pattern with spikes, humps and crusts. So the big breakthrough will be can we interpret what plants and nature is trying to communicate to us.

This will help in predicting monsoons, earthquake, floods, Tsunami and other natural disasters using our Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning algorithms. If we understand the nature signals well we can take care of it well which is our objective that we want to pitch in from our laboratory,” Dr Nandigana added.

It is worth mentioning here that the technology is developed by IIT Madras to read someone’s brain signals and convert them into the English language is still being in the experimental stage and it is not ready for commercial use.