AI reconstructs whatever you see just by reading a brain scan

Mercredi 14 Mars 2018

Reconstructed brain images
The top row contains the original images, followed by reconstructions from three different people

Guohua Shen et al

By Leah Crane

AI can pluck images directly from a person’s brain. Given an fMRI scan of someone looking at a picture, an algorithm can reconstruct the original picture from the scan. Though the results aren’t yet perfect, they are still often recognisable and hint at what may be possible in the future.

Guohua Shen at Japan’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and his colleagues experimented with three types of images: “natural” pictures of things like bats, snowmobiles and stained …

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