AI in Action E24: Niall O’Connor, Chief Technology Officer at Genospace

Welcome to episode 24 of AI in Action, the podcast that breaks down the hype and explores the impact that Data Science, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are making on our everyday lives.

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First Ever Electric Wheelchair Controlled By Facial Expressions

Hoobox, a Brazilian startup has partnered with Intel to create an adapter kit that can be connected to almost any electrical wheelchair.

Powered by AI, The Wheelie 7 is able to┬ádetect the user’s facial expressions and process the data in real-time to direct the movement of the chair.

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Exciting AI Study May Give People Their Voice Back

Three research teams surgically placed electrodes onto a human brain recently, so AI could turn patients brain signals into computer-generated speech.

Scientists constructed words and sentences from brain signals by using artificial intelligence. Some of those sentences were gibberish, but encouragingly some made sense. This has never been achieved before.

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