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Facebook details its plans for a brain-computer interface - Engadget

Facebook wants you to use your brain to interact with your computer. Specifically, instead of using something primitive like a screen or a controller, the company is looking into ways that you and I can interact with our PCs or phones just by using our ...and more »

Facebook is building brain-computer interfaces for typing and skin-hearing - TechCrunch

Today at F8, Facebook revealed it has a team of 60 engineers working on building a brain-computer interface that will let you type with just your mind without invasive implants. The team plans to use optical imaging to scan your brain a hundred times ...and more »

Facebook is developing a way to read your mind - Recode

That was the question Facebook executive Regina Dugan, who runs the company's secretive research and hardware lab Building 8, posed to the audience Wednesday at the company's annual F8 developer conference in San Jose. The question was not meant to be ...and more »

How Facebook is taking mind reading from sci-fi to reality - The Verge

The rumblings started months ago. Through a series of peculiar job listings and key hires, it became clear Facebook was up to something unlike anything it had ever pursued. Building 8, as the company would name it, was to be a new division under famed ...and more »

'Not a random idea factory': Why Facebook says its brain sensors are closer than you think - Business Insider

And Facebook's recently announced efforts to create this technology could easily be dismissed by cynics as a public relations stunt by a large company looking to prove its innovation bona fides. But the 60 scientists and engineers working at Facebook's ...and more »

Facebook Announces "Typing-by-Brain" Project - IEEE Spectrum

First it was Elon Musk, now Facebook. Suddenly, all the big Silicon Valley players want to get into brain tech. Yesterday Facebook announced that it's working on a “typing by brain” project. At its developer conference, Facebook executive Regina Dugan ...and more »

Facebook secretly building technology to read people's minds so they can 'type directly from the brain' - The Independent

Facebook has revealed its secret "Building 8" where it is crafting technology to read people's minds. As well as its brain-computer interface, the company is working on a wide range of secret projects that use technology in ways never before imagined ...and more »

Silicon Valley's elite have a new buzzword technology to dangle over our heads - Quartz

At least that's the promise of tech leaders like Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, and Regina Dugan, who have all expressed interest (and Musk even started a company) around the idea of merging our brains with computers. At Facebook's F8 developer conference ...and more »

Facebook's Sci-Fi Plan for Typing with Your Mind and Hearing with Your Skin - MIT Technology Review

A year ago, Facebook started up a special skunkworks team called Building 8 to focus on creating futuristic gadgets, saying the secretive projects would push forward the company's goal of connecting the world. On Wednesday at the annual F8 developer ...and more »

Facebook Is Developing Technology That Lets You Type Directly From Your Brain -

Typing on a smartphone is a drag. It takes forever to punch out a word on a touchscreen keyboard. Gesture typing (or "swiping") is better, but still slower than a real keyboard, and half the words come out wrong. Voice-to-text is easier, and safer when ...and more »