It is a plan taken straight from the pages of a science fiction novel - and potentially a way to exist forever. A San Francisco inventor has revealed plans for a system to upload his brain to a computer.
For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does very accurately and quickly. Until now, no computer model has been able to match the primate brain at visual object recognition during a brief glance.
We may call the devices in our pockets "smartphones," but they are relatively blunt instruments. Designed to respond to our commands usually inputed as text; although a shaky understanding of the spoken word is slowly dawning on them.