Machine for pc and macintosh that can read your mind (This is no a joke)
Hawley K. Rising III
rising at a.crl.com
Tue Aug 8 20:12:16 EST 1995
Tom Shafron (tshafron at students.wisc.edu) wrote:
: >Could you tell us what methods it does use? Or is that information
: >proprietary? I can't believe I would have missed seeing an article in
: >the major journals about such an advance. If such a technique truly
: >exists, I know of _many_ researchers who would be trying to get their
: >hands on it for their studies of brain function, rather than "wasting"
: >their time with cruder methods like EEG or MRI or PET scans.
: I'm not sure exactly how it works, they are being very unspecific when I
: speak to them. They tell me it involves complex algorithms, what ever
: that implies. I would suggest calling them and getting information sent
: to you on the topic:
: The Other 90 Percent Technologies, Sausalito (415) 332-0433.
Whatever it implies it that the methodology is complicated, that's all. An
algorithm is a method for doing something, a complex algorithm is one that
is complicated. You really should bring some factual information to the table,
begging off on the complexity of the algorithm on a technical forum doesn't work.
: All I know of the company is that the founder is the ex-CEO of Atari, Ron
: Gordon, and that it is a brand new company. I requested more information,
: when I get it I will post it immediately.
: If anyone has more info PLEASE post it!
Together with the complexity, we can decide whether it can be understood.
My guess is that if they had such a thing, there should have been *some*
inkling of some of the algorithmic discoveries in the literature. A lot of
sales/marketing fluff is generated around the mysterious word *algorithm*,
I can attest, as someone who writes (sometimes complex) algorithms
for a living, that the word is math/computing term for "method", and that's
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