This human outperforms even robots

By Chanak Maduranga

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This human outperforms even robots
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One of the latest extravagances of tycoon Elon Musk was to implant a chip in the head of a human being (something they later called Neuralink and which has not materialized in its second test). However, China has gone a step further and has broken all taboos about scientific research. It has started to create the first lab-grown brains, and they are causing terror among scientists for a very clear reason: they are able to outperform robots and force us to rethink whether we are really as intelligent as we think.

America has Neuralink, but China has something even better: The first “lab-grown human brains”

China now has its version of Neuralink which is a brain-computer interface, or BCI, in the form of a technology called Neucyber. Initially designed and created by a group of entombed Chinese scientists, Neucyber is predicted to transform the scope of neural engineering and, in the process, overshadow the efficacy of the human brain.

Neucyber is one of the most sophisticated BCI systems, composed of a network of a number of microelectrodes inserted into the brain. They also aim at forming a physical interface with the neural tissue in order to have a two-way interaction with the brain and other electronic devices.

The key features of Neucyber include:

  • Miniaturized design: The whole of Neucyber system, even the control unit that is implanted, is smaller than a grain of rice, thus making it among the most Portable PEB and BCI devices on the market.
  • High-density electrode array: Neucyber has a record-breaking 1 million electrode array to enable recording and stimulation at the same time as one million neurons, which is equivalent to the entire cortex.
  • Wireless communication: Wireless technology is installed within the Neucyber system, thus allowing real-time transfer of data and remote control without cables.
  • Autonomous operation: Neucyber can work autonomously; it can update and modify its way of functioning based on the user’s neural signals, suggesting that it does not necessarily require close monitoring.

Neucyber could change what we know about human thinking: It’s not about intelligence, but about this functions

Thanks to tools, Neucyber acquires advanced characteristics that let him overcome humanity in various cognitive and physical tasks. Some key areas where Neucyber excels include:

  • Neucyber’s interface with the human brain puts it in a position to retrieve and analyze data at rates much higher than those of the human brain. It is specifically designed so that it will have very high accuracy in terms of storing data and prompting that information, which many can find useful for increasing memory and processing information.
  • Neucyber can directly interact with the user’s neural receptors, making it possible to increase the senses’ sensitivity, enabling the user to view the world in marvelous ways that would not have been approachable by normal means. This is in addition to applying it to regions of the electromagnetic spectrum that are invisible to humans.

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According to the latest reports, Neucyber has demonstrated the following performance metrics

  • Memory capacity: One exabyte (1 billion terabytes), which is the amount of data that could be stored in the ACT IT director’s brain, according to an estimated human brain capacity of two. Five petabytes, which equals 2.5 million gigabytes.
  • Information processing speed: One zettaflop (1 x 10^21), while the human brain is said to perform approximately 100 teraflops (1 x 10^14).
  • Reaction time: 0.1 milliseconds faster than the average human brain, which takes about 200 milliseconds to react.
  • Precision control: Number can even control the robotic limbs with an accuracy of 0.01 millimeters, meaning it is much more precise than the most talented human hand.

This latest hype from China, formally called Neucyber, could be more than just a competition to outdo Elon Musk and robots, although the fact that concerns us is not merely commercial. The problem lies in how far we will take the artificial intelligence revolution, which is now already capable of “thinking” on its own and surpassing us in neural connections. This is not the only project that the Asian country has underway; you will soon see another even more controversial one that has even angered the WHO.

Chanak Maduranga

passionate journalist behind 'USA News Now 24', dedicated to delivering timely and accurate updates on US affairs. Committed to journalistic integrity and informing audiences with credible news coverage.

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