Scientists have crafted a device to translate brain signals of paralyzed individuals into faster speech, as reported in two Nature journal papers. Pat Bennett, aged 68, diagnosed with motor-neurone disease, tested the technology, seeing potential to stay connected. Brain implants decode desired speech, aiming to empower those unable to communicate due to strokes, brain diseases, or paralysis. Ms. Bennett’s brain signals are deciphered by implanted sensors, with an algorithm predicting word sequences. The goal is to enable real-time thought communication. Another study achieved speaking through a digital avatar, driven by brain signals. This advancement holds promise for restoring rapid communication to those with paralysis.