Kof kof, It seams to me, that eyewire will be obsolete soon(2017) because of advancements in AI. I would like some serious discussion about this. This is the first question. Until recently, i thought that this kind of technology was still far far away in the future.
If you don’t know about Watson of IBM. It’s an AI that runs on a supercomputer. It’s very powerful, it won at jeopardy (an American TV show).
If i understood correctly. What they did, is they took many known AI algorithms, and shove them all together in a single supercoputer, while still been able to respond in seconds… (it won the TV show, fractions of a second response times)
This is not just a gimmick like deep blue that won against Kasparoff. They are having trials for use by doctors to help with diagnosis. They currently developing it in been able to process images (X rays, MRIs etc…). Yes, that thing, will help doctors to make diagnosis, that’s how “scary” it is… It’s like skynet…O_O
I saw somewhere, that they were planing to commercialize it in 2017, they would have an open API, and have a revenue sharing system (because it’s been trained, not programmed) with interested parties (sorry if i sound like an advert XD, i’m not affiliated with IBM).
a very IBM-like video from IBM about Watson
Well, it seams to me, that something like Watson can reliably map the brain by it self. Seriously, diagnosing cancer and interpreting IRMs seams more difficult…
The second question:
Mapping the brain seams very interesting even for IBM/AI developers, since reverse engineering the human brain, will help improve the AI that makes the mapping… In a scary feedback loop… I think it’s mainly a matter of pooring billions in supercomputer time. And big industries have a strong insentive to do it. No??? I’m too naive/ignorant or something?
Seriously, i think eyewire people should contact IBM…
I hope people from eyewire will answer my post, using something as powerful as watson in brain mapping is baffling… The possibility of a feedback loop is … mind blowing… Ahhhh skynet is coming O_O
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