Hackers use Siri with mind control (may be bogus)
posted by Michael H. / Nov 13, 2011, 12:51 PM
The demo is obviously just that. It's a proof-of-concept video showing two guys, Josh and Graham, who are part of Project Black Mirror, which has also created a mind controlled game for iOS in another really cool demo video. The guys say that they've been able to save around "25 reliable patterns" of thought and match them to certain Siri commands like calling someone, sending a text, or making an appointment. Although, the video only shows a successful call initiated.
Obviously, this technology is nowhere near ready for prime time as it requires quite a bit of tech, not to mention it has a pretty sizeable delay in initiating the thought command and seeing the result. Still, it's definitely a cool demo.
UPDATE: Word has it this whole thing could very well be a fake. According to Greg Courville, the SpeakJet chip isn't hooked up properly. It's been placed sideways which means that setup would short “a number of critical pins together and would make it impossible to use”. Beyond that there is also no EEG amplifier which would make the whole project nearly impossible. Sorry guys, no mind reading just yet.
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That is some darn good hackin'! I would buy an iPhone just to do that.
posted on Nov 11, 2011, 5:42 PM 1
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gotta say, thats pretty cool.. lol. If they can find a way to fit that into a case like they do with the extra battery (and find a way to not have electrodes all over your head), they would sell a crap ton.
posted on Nov 11, 2011, 7:51 PM 2
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google or window hurry up and hire these guys!!!! dont let apple hire them and then sue the heck out of anyone that will have this concept !!! you know.. since the patent system is already broken ...you can patent a gesture and thats like retarded !
posted on Nov 11, 2011, 7:16 PM 2
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Now lets see if apple will hire these geniuses or get their own enginers to coppy that idea and claim it as their own..
posted on Nov 11, 2011, 9:19 PM 6
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I knew the second that I saw this title it was fake. You will never mind control your iPhone. Your iPhone will control you. AND JUST SO THERE IS NO CONFUSION, disclaimer time: THE FIRST PARAGRAPH OF THIS COMMENT WAS A JOKE. *glares at anyone who dares take me seriously*
posted on Nov 13, 2011, 11:42 PM 1
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I don't see an update in the article anywhere just in the title. sigh
posted on Nov 13, 2011, 11:53 PM 0
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