Tag: brain

02
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

AIDP and Andy Khawaja are Creating AI Technology that Collaborates with the Human Brain

Artificial Intelligence Defense Platform, a technology start-up creating AI technology for a safer, more comfortable future, and its Founder Andy Khawaja are creating AI technology that will collaborate with the human brain, creating faster, more advanced thought processes and diagnostic tools.

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Andy Khawaja and AIDP plan to unlock new human capabilities. (Photo: Business Wire)

Foglets.com says, “the human brain operates at 1 exaFLOP, which is equivalent to a billion billion calculations per second.” They describe the human brain as a “tangled, seemingly random mess of neurons that do not behave in a predictable manner.”

AIDP is working on its pioneer program “ISABELLA” that will pair AI technology with the human brain. They claim that collaborating the two will unlock new capabilities in every human aspect. As a place to start, they will explore AI and human collaboration in critical thinking, health diagnostics, and even psychology.

Andy Khawaja and AIDP are exploring vast data sets and integrating them into a system that is constantly absorbing and learning. This technology will be able to weigh hundreds of millions of potential outcomes in one second.

“We are lucky to have access to so much data – countless amounts of research and analysis. It is time that we integrate data sets into a more advanced system that is capable of learning, understanding, and perceiving things,” says Andy Khawaja, “…the collaboration of the human mind and artificial intelligence is within our reach.”

The US Institute of Medicine attributes about 80,000 deaths per year to wrong diagnosis. AI technology can help more accurately identify and diagnose illnesses.

Andy Khawaja added, “The abilities of what is to come will not only compete with the world’s greatest minds, but it will surpass them. We will better diagnose

29
Sep
2020
Posted in computer

Computer model sheds light on how brain circuits might be altered in psychiatric diseases

Scientists have built a computer ‘brain circuit’, or artificial neural network, that mirrors human decision-making processes and sheds light on how circuits might be altered in psychiatric diseases, a new study published today in eLife reports.

The model identifies a potential mechanism for the impaired decision making that is commonly seen in schizophrenia, involving the reduced activity of molecules in the brain called NDMA receptors. These results provide new insight that may inform the development of future treatments for neuropsychiatric conditions.

A major challenge in psychiatry is to relate changes that occur at nerve synapses in the brain to the cognitive processes that cause symptoms of disorders such as schizophrenia. Computational modelling of brain circuits can fill in these gaps. By altering the circuit model at the synapse level, you can make predictions of nerve activity and behaviours, and then test these experimentally.”


Dr. Sean Cavanagh, lead author, MBPhD student at the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, London, UK

The team built a model that reproduces how the brain accumulates evidence and makes a decision. The types of decisions they were interested in were those that involve combining multiple pieces of information. For example, when deciding about where to go on holiday, we must combine information about many factors including the cost, weather and cultural experience. Initially, the team wanted to see whether their computer model showed the same decision-making bias that healthy humans show on these sorts of choices, called the ‘pro-variance bias’. This describes how humans tend to choose options with more variable evidence. For example, when planning a holiday and facing two options, people generally tend to prefer a holiday which is very appealing in one attribute but less so in another (expensive price,