QST = National Institutes for Quantum and Quantum Science and Technology (QST) has announced that it has developed a new technology that quantifies the scenery and objects that come to mind from brain signals and restores them as images using generative AI.
It is said that it will lead to the development of a new device that can convey intentions with the brain without using words or gestures.
Research groups such as QST have developed a "translation program" that converts brain signals into numerical values after accumulating brain signals when actually looking at images such as landscapes and objects and data that quantifies the characteristics of those images.
By using this program, it is possible to convert the scenery and animals that come to mind from brain signals to numerical values, and based on this, the generative AI repeats the correction, which means that it has succeeded in restoring the image that came to mind in the head.
It is the first time in the world that we have succeeded in restoring the "mental image" that came to mind in our heads, and QST researcher Kei Majima said, "Humans have seen the world that cannot be seen with the eye using microscopes, etc., but they have not stepped into the mind.
The research group expects that the results of this research will lead to the development of a new device that can communicate intentions in the brain without using words or gestures, and to elucidate the mechanism of hallucinations and dreams.