The quest to improve voice recognition software has spurred research into how the brain works, and has found that our brain is constantly trying to predict the future, e.,g the next word, the next meal etc.


This article by a group of researchers writing for Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics makes the following points.
  • Our brains continuously compare sensory information  (images, sounds and language) with what we predicted would occur.
  • Your brain sometimes allows you to—annoyingly—complete another person's sentence for them.
  • The brain's predictive capability is always present.
  • Tech companies use research about the brain's ability to think ahead, to build better language/speech and image recognition software. 


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Source Information Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics