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Augmenting the Brain is Set to Pioneer Alzheimer’s Treatment

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As artificial intelligence becomes more human, to co-exist, does human intelligence need to become more artificial?

We’ve spent a lot of time philosophizing about where Artificial Intelligence is going to take us, how far we are to achieving general AI and the implications it will have on humanity – all not without the sky net scenarios! Hype aside, there are companies out there who are focusing on how we can use artificially intelligent applications to improve the human experience, sustain life on our planet and significantly boost the economy. This pioneering technology could well see the next world-changing scientific discovery hailing from Silicon Valley, especially considering the significant increase in investment over the past few years.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today, with a predicted 16 million by 2050, and a further 850,000 people with dementia in the UK. The degenerative disease is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the US and has also been linked to the poor health of caregivers too due to care responsibilities associated with the disease as opposed to caregivers to elderly people without dementia. Having a neuroprosthetic could be the missing the key to an improved quality of …

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