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DARPA cracks wallet to open heads: Brain interface projects get Uncle Sam's backing

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I have two things to say . . .

This.

But more seriously, this.

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Clearly needs machine learning

Well, everything else these days seems to and y'know this really is a neural network people are talking about.

The 1 million neuron number is the sort of level you'd need to drive the optic nerve, once you'd figured out how to convert the image from a conventional sensor into one the brain can process.

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Re: Clearly needs machine learning

The 1 million neuron number is the sort of level you'd need to drive the optic nerve, once you'd figured out how to convert the image from a conventional sensor into one the brain can process.

Back in 1999 they figured out how to decode the visual info, at least in cats: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/471786.stm Encoding would seem to be a matter of reversing the process.

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A wireless network inside my brain that interfaces with the neurons of said brain... and a metal hat to prevent interference from the guy next to me?

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Nah, just a metal funnel like the tin woodsman had...

Mine's the one with 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' in the pocket.

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So when do I get my Neural Lace?

Technology in this regard is being very slow. Can't a computer just teach me Spanish in about 5 mins instead of all those annoying Spanish lessons (though the end of term party was quite fun on Saturday. The Polish girls were proper frisky).

[P.S. See the writing of the late and oh so fucking awesome Ian M Banks for further details on the Neural Lace]

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Re: So when do I get my Neural Lace?

Regarding the Polish girls ------->

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