Mark Zuckerberg says Meta wearables that read brain signals are coming soon

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta, has suggested that his company is making advances in creating the initial “brain-computer interface devices for consumers.” These gadgets are non-intrusive and can decipher brain signals to operate computers.

“One of the things that I’m pretty excited about — I think we’ll start getting some consumer neural interfaces soon. I think that’s going to be pretty wild.”

Instead of Elon Musk’s Neuralink chip, which directly connects to the brain, Zuckerberg described these devices as wrist-worn gadgets. They don’t go inside the brain but rather detect neural signals that your nerves send to your hand to make it move subtly.

In March 2021, Meta initiated conversations about creating “interaction through wrist devices” within the realm of Facebook Reality Labs Research.

Meta’s wristband decodes your brain’s instructions for specific hand movements through electromyography technology, converting those signals into device control commands.

“He continued, saying we can interpret those signals effectively and employ them to manage glasses or other digital gadgets.”

More current remarks were made during an interview on April 18 involving Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s co-founder and tech entrepreneur, and YouTube personality Roberto Nickson.

“We’re still at the beginning of the journey because we haven’t rolled out the first version of the product, but playing with it internally it’s … it’s really cool … really interesting to see.”

A few years from now, Mark Zuckerberg, Meta’s CEO, mentioned that this neural wristband might be available to consumers, leveraging artificial intelligence to surpass the constraints of camera-based gesture recognition.

He too imagines that neural interfaces will be compatible with Meta’s Ray-Ban augmented reality glasses.

Regarding the company’s innovative smart glasses, he pointed out that the standout feature is the inclusion of AI technology. He further explained, “We’re almost there with multi-modal AI, meaning you won’t only be able to ask questions through text or speech, but also by gesturing towards surrounding objects and receiving answers based on visual recognition as well. That’s quite an advancement.”

Currently, US politicians are drafting laws to safeguard privacy in the emerging neurotechnology sector.

This week, Colorado passed a new law called the Protect Privacy of Biological Data Act. The act broadens the concept of “sensitive information” to include biological and neural data. (Sources: reports)

Recently, Meta unveiled an updated edition of Meta AI, its omnipresent assistant utilized across the company’s software and glasses. Mark Zuckerberg expressed their ambition to create the most advanced AI in existence.

Meta AI is receiving an upgrade with the latest “advanced Llama 3 AI model,” which we’ll make publicly available.

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2024-04-19 10:07