Siri does a pretty good job right now of figuring out what you are saying to her, but one senior iOS architect over at Honda R&D has figured out a way for Siri to understand what you think at her. That’s right, Siri has gone psychic.
iOS architet Duane Cash has figured out a way to hook a brainwave control device to a custom Siri API, which in turn translates his EEG signals into actual commands.
Although this obviously isn’t ready for primetime — Cash has to “think” at Siri for several seconds at certain points in a manner that implies bowel issues more than thought control — it’s certainly an interesting experiment. Just by thought, Cash was able to get Siri to open a map and close and open a menu. Pretty cool.
Don’t expect any of this to come to Siri anytime soon, of course. Brain control is still in its infancy, and the only way you can do it right now is by hooking up a big collander to your head. That’s not a solution that Apple’s likely to care much about.
- Source Slashgear