AI is impacting every aspect of modern day life from design to business to the medical profession, and that’s just the beginning.
In the medical field “Researchers boost human mental function with brain stimulation“, research by University of Minnesota Medical School has been looking at AI and targeting brain stimulation in an effort to help people with issues such as epilepsy or mental illness.
The study is the first to show that:
- A specific human mental function linked to mental illness can be reliably enhanced using precisely targeted electrical stimulation;
- There are specific sub-parts of the internal capsule brain structure that are particularly effective for cognitive enhancement; and
- A closed-loop algorithm used as a controller was twice as effective than stimulating at random times.
Between the development of the exoskeleton, artificial limbs and eyes it seems the age of the Cyborg is upon us. As technology advances this is just the tip of the iceberg to improving the human body.
This is an interesting read and a glimpse of things to come.
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