In a small new study, scientists working on an AI ‘brain decoder’ inch closer than ever to reading minds

Scientists have developed an AI-based system that can "decode" a person's brain activity and recount the story they were listening to as their brain was scanned.

Alexander Huth settled into an MRI machine in the Austin, Texas, neuroscience research building where he worked, a cozy blanket draped over him to stave off the chill from the machine’s magnet, and soundproof earbuds to drown out its drone. The sound in the earbuds, though, came through loud and clear.

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