INSTANT INTELLIGENCE: Expert says future brain implants could spell the end of schooling

 

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According to an artificial intelligence expert and company founder quoted by the UK papers the Daily Star and The Sun, we are but a generation away from a learning and intellectual revolution that could accelerate humanity to a whole new level of mind development and create a race of ‘megaminds’.

While the theme of melding man (and woman) and machine has been a debated and widely studied topic in both science and science fiction since the 1960s, Nikolas Kairinos, a technologist who founded the AI firm Fountech, says that within two decades, brain implants will be invented that will enable people to learn information instantaneously, meaning that spending years in a classroom will become a past and obsolete activity.

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According to an interview with the British Daily Star paper, Kairinos said that he was working on a ‘revolutionary’ AI project that could enable users to remember and learn anything they wished, and that the ‘Google brain implants’ could also personalise learning. Any questions a person had could be instantly answered by the implant, meaning the end of old-fashioned rote learning and maybe even having to search for information online. This could perhaps spell the end for both schools and educational institutions, as well as search engines.

Kairinos said: “Google will be in your head, and that’s not far-fetched. It’ll be like having a really smart assistant that will almost think like you.”

Just like the human mind develops and reaches its optimum through the acquiring of experiences and education, the implants would be personalised to each user and improve over time, so the more the technology “gets to know you, the more it adapts its teaching style, its voice, the time of day it speaks to you – all to optimise learning.”

While not stated in the article in The Sun, the brain implant idea may be a part of Fountech’s Soffos project, which is developing ideas on AI that enhances a ‘learner’s DNA’ with constant improvements, customised learning that matches learners’ styles with relevant and tailored content delivery according to its website.

 

SOURCES:

Sherrie Bachell/Facebook.

“MEGAMIND ‘Google brain’ implants could mean end of school as anyone will be able to learn anything instantly” – Debbie White, The Sun/News Group Newspapers Limited (24 March 2019) https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/8710836/google-brain-implants-could-mean-end-of-school-as-anyone-will-be-able-to-learn-anything-instantly/

“SOFFOS” – Fountain Technology Ventures Ltd. https://www.fountech.ai/work#soffos

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