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Google publishes largest ever high-resolution map of brain connectivity (Jan 2, 2020) by James Vincent - The Verge

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by Patient4Life, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. Patient4Life

    Patient4Life Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Google publishes largest ever high-resolution map of brain connectivity (Jan 2, 2020) by James Vincent - The Verge

    It’s a fruit fly brain, but it’s still impressive

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  2. Wonko

    Wonko Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I have to ask, why does google have this, why have they invested to research it and to what use to they intend to put it, when combined with their total surveillance ambitions?
     
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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Google (well, Alphabet) is making a big push into health care. It's also clearly a huge area for AI, medicine being one of the most promising industries for AI, where the human element is already stretched so far past its breaking point that huge numbers of sick people, like us, are simply written off. By itself this is a huge market, you only need to look at the size of the alternative medicine industry to measure the sheer size of unmet needs.

    And no doubt this will have huge impacts on neural networks research, how we design and implement them. Nature has solved many of the problems we try to solve already and this is the map.
     
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