Computational brain technology BCI has grown significantly in 2021. Funding for it has tripled. This technology is used to translate human brain waves into commands that computers can understand.
The exponential growth of this technology was demonstrated once again when Elon Musk announced that his company, Neuralink, which specializes in this field, had received an investment of 205 in its latest investment round. Paradromics, a company in the same field, received an investment of $20 million.
And this technology gets support from important organizations. An example is Synchron, Elon Musk’s competitor. It has received approval from the US Food and Drug Administration to use the brain-computer interface it has developed on humans.
Computational brain technology in 2021
The company, owned by troubled billionaire Elon Musk, is the most prominent in this field. This has not prevented millions of users around the world from questioning the company’s achievements.
This is where Musk has claimed more than once that brain-computer interface technologies have reached advanced stages of maturity. While this technology needs years of development, according to specialists.
This technique is mainly used to increase human capabilities and solve their problems. Perhaps it is the only hope for a cure for paralysis.
These techniques come in two main forms. The first form is non-surgical, which is interfaces that humans can install without the need for major surgery, and the opposite is true for the second form, which is surgical.
Through these interfaces, brain and chemical waves can be translated and converted into an image that allows controlling mechanical additions to the body, or controlling the brain itself.
In addition, a person can evoke information from those interfaces. This gave rise to interesting ideas such as the possibility of cultivating ideas or memories. In addition to the ability to control the mind.
Humans have been able to translate brain activities into action decades ago. In terms of private sector companies, they aimed to produce devices and tools that solve specific problems. Such as devices capable of solving the problem of paralysis of a particular limb.
Perhaps it wasn’t that easy, given the differences between humans, and given the difficulty of testing these technologies. However, the field of artificial intelligence will mainly serve the field of brain-computer interface, which will allow for faster and smoother learning in addition to the possibility of reaching high levels of simulation without the need for real patients.