The idea that a machine might be able to read and translate your thoughts may sound like science fiction. Buckle up, buddy. You're in the future now. Researchers have found a way to read a bird's brain and predict what song it's going to sing next.
University of California, San Diego scientists announced they were able to "decode realistic synthetic birdsong directly from neural activity." The team claims this is the first prototype of a decoder for complex, natural communication signals from neural activity. And it's the first step towards some pretty ambitious goals.