BLUFThe 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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References from the Web :
- OCT 2019 What happens in our brain when we do complex tasks? – University of Sydney
- AUG 2021 This is how your brain makes your mind - MIT
- JAN 2022 Everything we see is a mash-up of the brain’s last 15 seconds of visual information – The conversation