Two-way ‘conversations’ possible with vegetative state patients

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The brainwaves were assessed using an electroencephalography (EEG) machine.

Neuroscientists discover that two-way “conversations” with people in a permanent vegetative state will be possible thanks to an inexpensive device that can read their brain activity.

 

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Two AI chatBots attempt to have a conversation with each other

Scott Beale says: “Cornell Creative Machines Lab wanted to see what would happend if two Cleverbot AI ChatBots had a conversation with each other.”

I think I’ve just seen the beginning of the end…

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Talk-o-Meter Shows How Much Each Person in a Conversation Talks

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Now you can visually show who is the blabbermouth.

Talk-o-Meter is a new chat-monitoring iPhone app that shows when someone is dominating a conversation. After brief calibration, the app can recognize who is speaking and keeps track of each person’s talk time.”

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Google App Now Translates Your Conversations

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Google’s Tranlsate App for Android now allows users to translate conversations in Spanish and English. 

Not content with solving every sudoku puzzle, Google has now dismantled the language barrier.  An update to Google’s Tranlsate App for Android now allows users to translate conversations in Spanish and English.

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An Explosion of Texting Among 18 to 34 Year Olds Pushes The Telephone Conversation Into a Serious Decline

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Texting among 18 to 24 year olds has doubled.

Jane Beard and Jeffrey Davis didn’t realize how little they speak to their children by phone until they called AT&T to switch plans. The customer service agent was breathless. The Silver Spring couple had accumulated 28,700 unused minutes.

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‘Speech Bubble’ Helmets to Combat Bar Noise

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The spheres aim to allow people to hear each other more clearly in a busy bar.

Speech bubbles which could provide the answer for people who want to make their voice heard in noisy bars and clubs are set to go on display.  Product design student Elaine McLuskey invented the “social spheres” to enable people to hold a conversation above the background noise.

 

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Russian Inventor Trained Computer to Recognize People

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The computer program is called Iscanderus Visius

Beyond Las Vegas there is a world more pious. And in that holy world, a Russian inventor by the name of Aleksandr Syomochkin has developed a program that allows a computer to recognize people’s faces and then message them. The program is based on the input received by on-monitor cameras, the more the cameras the more detailed features of the people can be stored into the computer’s memory. These stored images are then used by the program called Iscanderus Visius to remember them and then mimic those gestures.

 

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Retweeting To Be Formally Incorporated Into Twitter

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The microblogging and social networking site Twitter took off last year and had more than 44.5 million users worldwide as of June. In the 140-character limited ecosystem of Twitter, users have evolved a language of their own, figuring out creative ways to filter the sometimes overwhelming stream of Twitter posts. Now, Twitter has announced that a user-generated communication technique called retweeting–reposting someone else’s message, similar to quoting–will be formally incorporated into Twitter. Some experts say Twitter’s approach will hinder the conversational aspect of retweeting; others predict that it will create a new way of communicating.

 

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