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Will machines with artificial intelligence overtake and dominate humans? With a motto of “If you can’t beat it, join it”, Kevin Worwick of University of Reading thinks that the only way of controlling our future intelligent machines is to become one of them. To figure out how we might join our brains with machines, Kevin’s lab is conducting an unusual experiment. A suspension of rat neurons is placed into a multi-electrode array which is essentially a dish that has a surface of sixty electrodes which can pick up electrical signals displayed by the neurons. Once they grow, divide, connect up and start displaying various complex electrical activities they are connected to a robot body. In this case the brain is the sole controller of the robot body, there is absolutely no computer that is in any way controlling the body.
Sensors on the robot can detect the walls and through a wireless connection this information is sent to the sliver of rat brain. The brain then actually tells it turn left or right to avoid the wall. The output from the brain is picked up as electrical signals on different electrodes which drive the wheels of the robot. Brain cells like being stimulated, so to let the rat brain know that it was successful, Kevin stimulates it with a little extra voltage as a reward. This robot can be put into different situations and its memories can be analyzed and studied. Neurons can be seen firing and making connections to each other. This robot will slowly learn to perform meaningful functions, its neurons slowly interconnect and these connections strengthen by doing things repetitively. This has tremendous potential in the medical world particularly in understanding Alzheimer’s disease. Questions like how memories are stored, how they are recollected and can memories be strengthened so that they don’t disappear can be answered. Kevin Worwick isn’t just creating a brain controlled robot for fun; he sees it as a necessary first step towards the eventual merger between man and machine. He envisions his research to help give additional abilities like extra memory, new means of communicating and getting other sensory inputs instead of being limited to the five human senses. Humans won’t need to fear their intelligent machine future, because as Cyborgs humans will merge with machines. And when they do, it will usher in a new era – an era of discovery, problem solving, creativity and one that redefines what it means to be human. There is a technology avalanche on the horizon and the landscape will never be the same.
Related video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wACltn9QpCc
Keywords: Cyborg, Cybernetic organism, Exoskeleton, Robocop, Android, Bionics, Biomimicry, Brain-computer interface, Cyborgology, Cybernetics, Artificial intelligence, Robotics
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