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‘Brain implants’ could make learning obsolete in 20 yrs

Published : Friday, 27 September, 2019 at 12:00 AM  Count : 260

‘Brain implants’ could make learning obsolete in 20 yrs

‘Brain implants’ could make learning obsolete in 20 yrs

WASHINGTON, Sept 26:  Top artificial intelligence (AI) expert and founder and CEO of Fountech.ai Nikolas Kairinos said that within 20 years we could have implants put into our heads that will allow us to learn everything. "You won't need to memorize anything," said the specialist.
The brain implants will also mean that there is no need to google anything as the answers will simply pop up in your head, claims Kairinos. "Without making a sound or typing anything, you can ask something like 'how do you say this in French?' and instantly you'll hear the information from the AI implant and be able to say it," he said.
The outlook seems similar to Elon Musk's Neuralink, a project that aims to one day download from computers directly into the brain. According to Kairinos, this will very much be our future reality.
"The need to actually learn something parrot fashion is going to disappear because we will have access to that instantly," said Kairinos. "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."
And Kairinos believes this advancement is very close. "If you look at the development of AI, the progress we are going to see in the next five years is going to tower what we have seen in the last 50," he said.
"We are at this point now when we are going to see massive massive change. So in 5 years from now, it's going to be completely different to what we have now," the expert added.
Better yet, Kairinos believes all of these changes will serve humanity. "I know it sounds a little bit cheesy but we focus on artificial intelligence that will make the world a better place - AI that will improve people's lives on a mass scale, globally," he explained.
Future school pupils won't need to memorise anything, because "Google brain" implants will answer all their questions instantly, an artificial intelligence expert has claimed.
"It'll be like having a really smart assistant that will almost think like you." He added that humans will be able to get answers to any questions they may have without making a sound or typing anything.
"You can ask something like 'how do you say this in French?' and instantly you'll hear the information from the AI implant and be able to say it," he explained.
 Kairinos has racked up more than 20 years of working with start-ups. His company, Fountech.ai, specialises in the development of artificial intelligence solutions for businesses and organisations.
He claims that AI could enable teachers to deliver tailored lessons that cater to the learning needs of each individual pupil - no matter what their learning style. "Already, we are seeing AI and machine learning being creatively applied in the classroom," he wrote in a recent blog post .
"By providing a student with a list of questions and exercises, the technology is able to understand, through machine learning, what method of teaching is generating the best response.
"It can then deliver tailored lessons catered to each individual. "There's even talk of AI devices being able to read facial expressions to determine whether the student (who could be nine or 90 years old) is reacting positively or negatively to different learning methods."
It's not just students but also teachers who stand to benefit from AI innovation, according to Kairinos. "Take marking and grading papers as an example," he said. "At the moment, computers are able to mark multiple choice tests.
"However, algorithms are now being used to assess complex, open-ended written responses that test a student's real understanding of the subject matter. "In doing so, it gives teachers more time to dedicate to their students."
Pearson acknowledged that there there are obvious risks to having your thoughts and emotions being hooked up to the internet. If your attitudes, views and political leanings are easily accessible, this could affect job seeking and job security.
However, it could potentially allow vulnerable people to have secondary carers in the form of AI, as they will be able to detect how they are feeling and respond appropriately.
The report also revealed strong concerns about young people using the internet today. More than four in five adults (83%) said they feel that being groomed or exploited online and cyberbullied is a risk for young people online.
"In the last 30 years, the way children and adults communicate has changed beyond recognition, so it's no surprise that in the next 30 years we are headed towards the stuff of science fiction," said Barnardo's chief executive Javed Khan.    -GUARDIAN












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