segunda-feira, junho 30, 2008

Will a Computer “Symbiote” be Implanted in Future Human Brains?

Will a Computer “Symbiote” be Implanted in Future Human Brains?: "Will future humans have computers implanted in their brains? Researchers are developing a neural implant that can think independently—just like the human brain does. Creepy? Yeah. Cool? Definitely. Scientists at the University of Florida aren’t just creating a neural implant that can translate human brain signals, but one that can act independently to increase its efficiency and synergy with the brain as it learns new things.
'In the grand scheme of brain-machine interfaces, this is a complete paradigm change,' said Justin C. Sanchez, Ph.D., a UF assistant professor of pediatric neurology and the study's lead author. 'This idea opens up all kinds of possibilities for how we interact with devices. It's not just about giving instructions but about those devices assisting us in a common goal. You know the goal, the computer knows the goal and you work together to solve the task.'
These “brain computers” are programmed with complex algorithms that can interpret thoughts. But the algorithms used in current brain-machine interfaces are incapable of adapting to change, Sanchez explains. They are order-takers, but not adaptive problem-solvers."

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