Best Tech Stories around the web #244

This week: an AI brain implant translates thoughts into spoken words, a portable charger made from 100% non-recyclable plastic waste, schools rebuilt in Minecraft and life-size animals in AR through Google search.

INNOVATION

Groundbreaking A.I. brain implant translates thoughts into spoken words by digitaltrends.com

Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, have developed a brain implant which uses deep-learning artificial intelligence to transform thoughts into complete sentences. The technology could one day be used to help restore speech in patients who are unable to speak due to paralysis. Read more

DESIGN

Gomi creates a portable charger made from 100% non-recyclable plastic waste by designboom.com

after the success of their portable speaker made from plastic waste, the brighton-based sustainable design studio gomi has returned with a new environmentally-friendly portable charger. handmade using 100% non-recyclable plastic, the limited-edition 12,000mah chargers are also powered by repurposed batteries that would otherwise have gone to landfill. Read more

QUERKY

Campus is closed, so college students are rebuilding their schools in Minecraft by theverge.com

Being stuck at home has forced everyone to be creative. Read more

CREATIVE CONTENT

Here’s how to look at life-size animals in AR through Google search by theverge.com

Want to see a tiger in your backyard? Read more