AlterEgo is an AI-enabled headset device that Kapur, an MIT Media Lab researcher, has been developing for the past several years and demonstrated for the first time on stage at TED 2019 in Vancouver last month; you can now watch the video of the device in action below.

The implications that this headset can read internal speech vibrations are enormous: For people who can’t speak out loud due to illness or injury, AlterEgo might return their ability to communicate in real time.


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