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Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid can pick out voices in a crowd

Researchers unveiled an experimental hearing aid that reads the mind, using artificial intelligence to separate the sounds of different speakers.

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The brain is unsurpassed in its ability to pick out juicy tidbits and attention-grabbing voices against a cacophony of background noise. Hearing aids, however, stink at this “cocktail party effect”: Rather than amplifying a particular voice by selective attention, they amplify every sound equally.

On Wednesday, — an experimental hearing aid that reads the mind. It uses artificial intelligence to separate the sounds of different speakers, detects brain

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