interfaces

Monkeys, Hamlet and Brain-Computer Interfaces

How did Stanford teach monkeys to transcribe Hamlet using only their monkey brains? And how could this technology benefit us in the future? We revisit computer-brain interfaces.

Speech Recognition

What are the historical roots of speech recognition? Why is spoken language difficult for a machine to decode, from phonetics to grammar and syntax? Why do we still call tech support to speak to humans, and will computers ever be able to replace them?