Scientists will create an Artificial Intelligence this world has never, ever seen before based on the recently completed Artificial Brain Project and the soon to be completed Project Deep Machine Learning.

What comes to mind when one mentions artificial intelligence? Maybe computers, or even algorithms and so on; but what scientists just did redefines the statement regarding artificial intelligence. Researchers grew mini midbrains to provide next generation platforms to investigate human brain biology.

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The human midbrain, which is the information superhighway, controls auditory, eye movements, vision and body movements. It contains special dopaminergic neurons that produce dopamine — which carries out significant roles in executive functions, motor control, motivation, reinforcement, and reward. Scientists grew this section of the brain to supposedly figure out diseases.

Coincidentally, there just so happens to be a governmental project called deep learning. Deep Machine Learning, to be precise; “is a branch of machine learning based on a set of algorithms that attempt to model high-level abstractions in data by using a deep graph with multiple processing layers, composed of multiple linear and non-linear transformations. Various deep learning architectures such as deep neural networks, convolutional deep neural networks, deep belief networks and recurrent neural networks have been applied to fields like computer vision, automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, audio recognition and bioinformatics where they have been shown to produce state-of-the-art results on various tasks.”

To compare: the human midbrain is the informational superhighway in the brain which controls audio, eye movement, vision, and body elements; while deep machine learning is applied to fields like computer vision, automatic speech recognition, natural language processing, audio recognition and bioinformatics.

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Scientists have now grown a miniaturized version of the real thing which even behaves like the human midbrain; however, science claims that it is for “medical research” there are far too many similarities between deep machine learning research and what scientists have just done. Growing the midbrain gives scientists and researchers the opportunity to study the brain in a way never done before “outside the box.”

The neural networks within our minds are so vast and complex that scientists have yet to understand a significant portion of how the human brain actually works. The purpose of their study is to recreate the brain artificially for the purposes of Artificial Intelligence. In other words, science wants to create an artificial man which models the human construct.

“One of the major problems in understanding mental disorders is that we can’t directly access the human brain,” lead researcher Sergiu Paşca said in a statement. “These spheroids closely resemble the three-dimensional architecture of the cortex and have gene-expression patterns that mimic those in a developing fetal brain.”

Understanding mental disorders gives researchers the excuse to grow miniature midbrains and artificially attempt to recreate them under machine learning. Imagine a computer that can completely understand human emotions, sounds, facial expressions, language, and bioinformatics; that would accelerate artificial intelligence and predictive intelligence to a whole new level. Giving rise to super computers based on the human mind.

Many have warned about the rise in artificial intelligence, and how it will affect the world. However, few actually piece the puzzle together. Constructing the hive mind, it was once said that home computers are the neurons and the internet is the neural network, with the artificial intelligence being the center piece of it all. Given the rise in miniature computing and embeddable technology, virtual reality, cyborg contact lenses and so on; it is no longer a stretch to understand that every single person who embeds connected technology into their body would systematically connect their physical being to the will of an artificial intelligence.

The combination of science and technology, will bring about the hive mind through connectedness, through virtual realities, through augmented realities; because man thinks it can play god.

Works Cited

The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). “Scientists grow mini human brains.” Science Daily. . (2016): . . https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/07/160730154504.htm

IFLScience. “Scientists Grow Mini Brains From Patient Skin Cells.” IFLScience. . (2016): . . http://www.iflscience.com/brain/scientists-grow-mini-brains-patient-skin-cells/

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