Search Box

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Computer To Implant In The Human Brain

Putting a Computer in Your Brain Is No Longer Science Fiction

Elizabeth Dwoskin | August 15, 2016

Like many in Silicon Valley, technology entrepreneur Bryan Johnson sees a future in which intelligent machines can do things like drive cars on their own and anticipate our needs before we ask.
What’s uncommon is how Johnson wants to respond: find a way to supercharge the human brain so that we can keep up with the machines.
From an unassuming office in Venice Beach, his science-fiction-meets-science start-up, Kernel, is building a tiny chip that can be implanted in the brain to help people suffering from neurological damage caused by strokes, Alzheimer’s or concussions.

“Machines of all kinds can help us along the way, but our vision is one in which we humans maintain and expand our authorial power. The advanced intelligence of tomorrow is a collaboration between the natural and the artificial. United, unheard of possibilities abound.”

If the company [Kernel] succeeds, surgeons will one day implant Kernel’s tiny device in their patients’ brains—specifically in the brain region called the hippocampus. There, the device’s electrodes will electrically stimulate certain neurons to help them do their job—turning incoming information about the world into long-term memories.

[Click on link for video] Source:
(New Startup Aims to Commercialize a Brain Prosthetic to Improve Memory. August 16, 2016) " 2013, regulators approved the first brain implant for epilepsy; it monitors the brain for oncoming seizures and tries to prevent them." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (We have entered the age of the computer chip brain implant. April 16, 2016) and (Kernel's Neural Implants Could Boost Failing Human Brains
Naturalizing artificial intelligence. August 16, 2016)>

No comments:

Post a Comment