Intel’s artificial intelligence team is looking for technology that will allow people with paralysis to move again. Artificial intelligence can be the hope for patients in bed or wheelchairs.
There are many different areas where artificial intelligence is used. One of these areas is the medical field. Artificial intelligence can lead to exciting advances in the re-mobilization of paralyzed patients, one of the biggest challenges for doctors.
Intel, the leader of the processor industry, has gathered DARPA forces from Brown University and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for a new artificial intelligence module. The project is based on the idea that artificial intelligence takes over the task of damaged nerves.
In two years of research, scientists have been able to capture motor and sensor signals from the spine. Doctors will now have electrodes placed over the damaged tissue. The neural networks in Intel processors will then send the engine commands to the organs.
The interface will be used through a system similar to the external computing units on existing computers. The aim of the researchers is to ensure that the system is fully integrated in the long term. In other words, without intermediaries, direct communication between the brain and nerves is aimed.
There is no assurance that the project will be successful or offer a definite solution. Nevertheless, the technology to be developed can be very useful to people. Studies can reveal new information and draw attention to points that have not been realized until now. This would be a big step even in the desired direction.