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How artifical intelligence helps fight neurological disorders

  • Arli Aditya Parikesit
    Arli Aditya Parikesit

    Heads the Bioinformatics Department at the Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences

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Jakarta   /   Thu, December 19, 2019   /  04:02 pm
How artifical intelligence helps fight neurological disorders The possibility that giant corporations will hold significant data on patients’ private matters, especially neurological pathways that deal with our very consciousness, is a very serious bioethics dilemma. (Shutterstock/adike)

The studies of artificial intelligence (AI) have had a recent breakthrough in the news with Elon Musk’s Neuralink. His company has shown potential with its AI-based device to cure mental and neurological disorders such as schizophrenia, autism, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. The technology is currently undergoing in vivo testing with nonhuman primates. The achievement was facilitated by advancements in data science, big data, nanotechnology and biotechnology. To explain the technology rigorously, Musk posted his preprint manuscript on Biorxiv, with the title of “An integrated brain-machine interface platform with thousands of channels” on the topic of brain-machine interface (BMI). The device, already tested on rodents, claimed much better biocompatibility, customization and miniaturization than any previous BMI implementations. That find...

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