Team develops a way to teach a computer to type like a human

An overview of the modeling approach. Credit: Danqing Shi et al

An entirely new predictive typing model can simulate different kinds of users, helping reveal ways to optimize how we use our phones. Developed by researchers at Aalto University, the new model captures the difference between typing with one or two hands and between younger and older users.

In May, the researchers will present their findings at the CHI Conference, a publication forum in the field of human-computer interaction. The peer-reviewed study is available here.
“Typing on a phone requires manual dexterity and visual perception: We press buttons, proofread text, …

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