Elon Musk Is Set to Merge Human Brains with AI in Neuralink Project

Elon Musk Is Set to Merge Human Brains with AI in Neuralink Project

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Hold your breath and believe the impossible. Business baron Elon Musk launched Neuralink his latest venture that aims to merge the human brain with Artificial Intelligence (AI). It is certain now that the exploration of the possibility of merging computers with human brain like a brain-computer interface has already begun.

The company will pursue “neural lace” scientific innovation process that implants tiniest electrodes in human brains so that uploading and downloading of human thoughts could be easily done!

No, it is not a science fiction. The detailed report of the same was published a few days back confirming it. If Neuralink project becomes successful then it is expected to improve the memory and concentration level of the people using it through Artificial Intelligence.

Neuralink Is Thinking Ahead of Its TIme

Currently, Elon Musk is also spearheading some other ambitious scientific projects like SpaceX and Tesla. A few days back, he stated “Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It’s mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output,” when a journalist asked Elon Musk about the Neuralink project.

Electrode arrays are already used to treat neurological disorder and imbalances like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer and epilepsy among other diseases affecting the working of human brains in one way or other. Neuralink has now joined hands with the Kernel, a renowned biotechnology firm to give a massive impetus to their research.

Kernel has been at the front foot of medical research on human brains with new surgery techniques and innovations for the last few years together. “We know if we put a chip in the brain and release electrical signals, that we can ameliorate symptoms of Parkinson’s,” the Kernel official stated last year. “This has been done for spinal cord pain, obesity, anorexia… what hasn’t been done is the reading and writing of neural code, he added further while also confirming the news that Neauralink and Kernel are working together on this research.

So Close Yet So Far…..

  • Researchers have to find a safer way to implant electrodes inside human brains.
  • Electrodes must keep the person’s mental balance stable.
  • Not possible for any science to find out what does each neuron thinking at a particular point of time. It is impossible to decide if the neurons in the brain are asking a person to read or play!
  • Inserting any alien things inside human brains is risky. It is not like a heart where pacemaker can be inserted if required.
  • A normal person would avoid getting his skull opened, only the adventurous mind people and his family members will give their nod to undergo this type of operation where a chip will be inserted to connect AI to human brain.

Some neuro scientists claim that still very limited research has been done until now to understand how the neurons work inside human brains for communication purposes. So, Neuralink will be a difficult aim to accomplish.

Neuralink, the California-based neuroscience Company, is still in its nascent stage but making a rapid advancement in medical science. The Company is now all set to develop cranial systems to treat serious brain diseases while also working a way to attach AI to a human brain. If Neuralink receives government approval then it could be a path breaking leap into the advanced neurological science.

How Can Exercise Help You Fight Depression?

How Can Exercise Help You Fight Depression?

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Depression refers to a psychological state of mind when a person sees everything in a gloomy and pessimistic manner. Also, a depressed person often goes to shell and feels tired and fatigue throughout the day. There are several anti-depressant medicines and other remedies in the form of lifestyle changes, but nothing works better than a daily dose of your work out sessions.

The recent Research claims that when a person is more active – he feels more excited and enthusiastic than less-active people. Definitely, exercise helps people come out of their negative thoughts and frustrations while helping them behaving more positively than ever.

According to David Muzina, the MD of Cleveland Clinic Center for Mood Disorders Treatment and Research, “Exercise stimulates the release of many of the brain chemicals thought to be in low supply when someone is battling depression”.

Around 30-minute of daily exercise is a good idea to inculcate in your daily life. Aerobic and cardio exercises alongside yoga should be practiced to fight back depression. When we exercise or work out, certain chemical “Endorphins” are released from human body. Endorphins are released by our brains that could alleviate our pains and make us feel relaxed and happy.

Top 6 Symptoms Of Suffering From Depressions

  • You lack interest in things that you love and feel helplessness.
  • Irritation and frustrated behavior.
  • Feeling loneliness.
  • Insomnia and lack of sleep in night.
  • Lack of appetite or over eating.
  • Unable to concentrate.

Exercise Tips for Depression Patients

  • If you are suffering from frequents bouts of depression and negative thoughts, engage in the activity you love. It can be walking, gardening and meditating too.
  • You should choose an exercise that you find easier to do.
  • Every exercise session should be full of fun. It must not be something that makes you feel tired afterwards.
  • Your exercise session should be regular and frequent. Breaks from exercise are not recommended for people suffering from depression as negative thoughts may again resurface before them.
  • You should try a variety of exercises. It must not be monotonous and painful.
  • Aerobic exercise is extremely beneficial as it improves blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
  • In the latest study, it was found that active and busy people reported fewer indications of depression than people with a sedentary lifestyle. On an estimate, a person who exercises regularly cuts his or her risk of falling into the vicious trap of depression by around 20 percent.

And the Conclusion…….

Over 11,000 people have been observed in the last few decades to analyse the relationship between depression and exercises. Eventually, they came out with the conclusion that exercise could be a sure-shot remedy to counter depression. By indulging in various exercises, a person is able to grow new neurons in the brain. This is significant because neurons maintain the propensity of a person’s mood.

How Can Exercise Help You Fight Depression?

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It is advisable to join an exercise class with your close friends and relatives. It will not just make your exercise session more enjoyable but will provide you emotional comfort too. Another advantage of exercise is that you can easily start your work-out schedule without any need to consult any doctor.

Top 9 Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) Teachings You Must Know

Top 9 Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) Teachings You Must Know

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Dalai Lama is a well known figure in the world of politics and spirituality. He was conferred with Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his relentless struggle against China to bring autonomous regime in Tibet while making it an independent state. Time and again, he also preached for peace all across the globe.

Apart from his well known political campaign against China on grounds of human rights violation in Tibet, his Holiness Dalai Lama is also widely regarded for his inspirational quotes, speeches and teachings. He presented an ideal way to live peacefully in the world while disseminating the message of peace, love and harmony all around.

#1) “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves”.

The above quote simply reflects the need to calm our mind, body and soul first before we strive towards making world a better place to live in.

#2) “This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

The day people learn the real meaning of kindness, world will definitely become more peaceful. However, we need to make our brains receptive enough to grasp the positive aspect of life teachings. People shouldn’t fight over religions but realize the real meaning of it.

#3) “The purpose of our lives is to be happy.”

Happiness is the way of life. We should chase happiness first – everything else comes later.

#4) “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive”.

Humanity can’t survive sans compassion and love. They are necessary for a happy living. Humanity is in fact all about love and compassion. We must treat everyone around us with full respect and affection.

#5) “If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.”

God has given you a beautiful life to serve the mankind with the language of love, hope and compassion. You shouldn’t misuse it by using your energy towards anything that could eventually harm others. Follow the righteous path as always.

#6) “We are the controller of the technology. If we become a slave of technology, then that’s not good.”

Of course, technology is meant to help mankind. It is not something that should create more gaps within the humans. We should be able to use technology for positive purposes we must not become its slave.

#7) “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind”.

Anger is the worst form of human emotion. Every time a person loses his temper he ceases to behave normal. People should combat every challenge in calm and intellectual manner without letting the feeling of anger affect him.

#8) “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”

In the current days, when everything is measured in either my or highway dictum – this beautiful quote from his Holiness Dalai Lama XIV acts as a whiff of fresh air. Yes, people may choose different path to choose happiness but that doesn’t mean they are all lost. We shouldn’t judge others without understanding their Karma and purpose of doing anything.

#9) “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness”.

Finally, if you wish to be a good human being then you should also have to appreciate the goodness around us. Goodness begets goodness and leads to welfare of the masses. Unless we appreciate the good deeds of the others, negative and pessimistic elements will keep our mind preoccupied and we won’t be able to do good things in our lives.

Chinese Dog Eating Festival – Delight or Plight

Chinese Dog Eating Festival - Delight or Plight

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The infamous Chinese Dog eating fest, popularly Known as Yulin dog festival, happens every year in Yulin city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China in summer. We are now exactly a week away from that horrible fiesta that no rational person in the world can support. As per the estimate, around 10,000–15,000 dogs are killed or burnt alive every year at Yulin before they find their way into the people’s plates.

More shocking is the participation of the common people in this cruelest blood-thirsty carnival leading to the brutal killing of so many dogs just to satiate the taste buds of some “sadistic” and “reckless” people. The festival runs for 10 days – lives of a thousand of dogs and puppies get destroyed in the cruelest manner. They are burnt alive and heated iron rods are inserted into their bodies.

Dogs are kept in iron cage for days without water and food in an unhygienic condition during their shipment to Yulin days ahead of the festival. These helpless creatures couldn’t even breathe properly at these wired cages. They feel suffocated and suffer from respiratory problems. But nobody is there to listen to their plight. Lots of dogs have already reached Yulin by now, and are counting their last few days on earth.

On reaching Yulin, these dogs are immediately sold to restaurants and private cooks. From health perspective, Dog meat has no nutritious value. They could badly affect the immune system of a human body. According to some local Yulin dog eaters, “dog meat tastes weird. Since it is a 400-year-old tradition, they don’t want to stop it.

Why Yulin Dog Eating Festival Is Inherently Wrong?

Though Chinese government neither approves nor disapproves the event, but Yulin Festival 2017 is bringing more shame to the nation. Last year, under immense pressure from the global animal rights organization, Yulin dog eating festival was eventually stopped.

Dog meat eating festival in Yulin is no delight. It leads to massive animal suffering, risking human health and tarnish the China’s global reputation as an animal-friendly nation. It breaches China’s food safety laws while promoting illegal killing and kidnapping of dogs roaming on the streets.

Barbaric, Savage, Cruelty and a heinous Crime! Nothing more could define this horrific Yulin festival. However, not all Chinese people support Yulin festival. It is only a handful of them who find pleasure by murdering dogs.

In one of its recent surveys, conducted by Chinese state-affiliated website, 3000 people participated on this online poll, and around 64% of the respondents urged for a complete ban on consuming dog meat in China while 24% of the people opposed the ban.

Shame on Being Human

A dog’s longevity is around 10% of humans. While humans can easily survive up to 80 or 90 in good health and still yearns to live more, an average dog’s life stays somewhere around 10 to 12. Yet people snatch away their lives abruptly in the veil of a tradition.

It was only in the last decade that mass killing of dogs began in such a horrible manner. Even Chinese government and Yulin state officials have separated themselves from the event citing it a festival observed by a very few businessmen and local people.

What these cruel people forget that a dog is a God’s creation. Taking their lives abruptly is indeed inhuman, unethical, cruel and immoral. How does human get the right to burn them alive and cook them? Who gave these criminal rights to them? Dogs never eat humans – they may bite which could be cured with antibiotics and vaccination. But once a dog is killed – a precious life is already lost. It can’t come back ever. It is shame to be a human as long as these cruelties to animals continue to prevail in the world.

Bees Are Super Intelligent & Learn Tasks from Other Bees!

Bees Are Super Intelligent to Learn Tasks from Other Bees!

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Bees might have little brains, but that are capable enough to do lots of things. They are far more intelligent than what humans assumed them to be. The latest research conducted at Queen Mary University, London, showed that Bees are quick learners and learn from the things around the environment. Then they disseminate the message within other bees too.

According to Loukola, one of the researchers on the subject, “I think the most important result in our case was that bumblebees can not just copy others but they can improve upon what they are learning. This is of course amazing for small-brained insects — even for us, it’s difficult to improve on something when we are copying others, she added.”

The experiment conducted by the scientists was to judge whether bees would be able to move a yellow ball into the center of a platform or not. Surprisingly they did. Bees saw the ball move, and then they tried doing the same. Scientists used magnets and sugar water (reward) while carrying out this experiment. When Bees saw that some sort of reward was there, they successfully completed the assignment.

Some Amazing Things about Bee Brains that We Don’t Know

Bumblebees pollinate nearly one-third of the total food crops of the world.

Despite being a smaller in size, a bumblebee’s brain is a lot denser than other mammals and humans.

Bees have an outstanding ability to smell and see things correctly using their sensory system in brains.

They have good memory and an ability to recognize various colors too.

A bee brain can calculate around 9 trillion plus things in a second which is far more than a computer that can count only 15 billion computations in a second.

What Does This Research Prove

Satisfied with the result, Reese Halter, a conservation biologist explained, “Bees are highly intelligent creatures. They use their neurons in their brain as efficiently as any other animal on the globe. There’s little under a million neurons in a bee brain, which is approximately the number of neurons in one human retina.” However, Halter explained the same as an outsider – he wasn’t involved in the real research.

Bees Are Super Intelligent & Learn Tasks from Other Bees!

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Bees communicate with each other through jostling, head-butting and dancing. An experiment conducted a few years back in 2009 confirmed the fact that bees are quite intelligent to trace out real flowers from the artificial ones. Earlier, scientists believed in the concept that big brains work better, but the latest research on bumble bee confirmed that even tiniest brains can work more intelligently than humans and other living beings.

Are You Ready for Your First Ride On a Flying Car?

Are You Ready for Your First Ride On a Flying Car?

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Automobile technology is flourishing all around. Now we have reached a time when even flying cars on sky seems so real which looked absolutely impossible even a few years back. Hold your breath and nerves as within the next few days from now onwards, you might be actually notice a car flying up above the sky.

There was a time when engineers looked into the possible ways of transportation underground. This led to the discovery of underground metro-rail, and now people are looking at the sky to find some easy ways to commute from one place to another for a short distance that airplane doesn’t cover. Mostly, streets are full with people and traffic problems, so a flying car is definitely the best bet for short distance during office hours.

According to Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus (EADSY), the company is seriously looking at air transportation vehicles option that can be used or hailed with an app. In fact, Airbus is seriously planning to launch its proposed flying cars in the near future. And mind you, when self driving car is possible then flying cars with passengers will also become a reality sometime too soon.

Flying Cars: Technological Merits and Disadvantages

Airbus gave the name Pop.Up to its car flying platform. Reportedly, it is a passenger compartment that is fixed to its four-wheeled autonomous car. The company has also claimed that by the end of 2020, flying cars will be on full swing carrying passengers from one place to another almost everywhere. The biggest advantage of the car is its ability to run on the ground and fly over the head too.

However, whether the vehicle will get a legal sanction from the ATC (Air traffic Controller) to fly over the sky or not is a question that is still pondering in the mind of the people who are mesmerized by its innovation and technology. Nevertheless, the authority is also seriously contemplating about the future roadmap of flying cars.

The major problem that is looming over the prospect of a flying car is its need to accommodate all the parts and technology that can make it fly and run on the ground. The vehicle will actually move as per the direction given to it by the AI (Artificial Intelligence) integrated into its system.

How to Book a Flying Car

People can book a Pop.Up vehicle using the app available on their smartphones. The app will itself then certify whether a ground or air travel will be the best option for the passenger considering the route, distance, traffic and expenses. It is highly anticipated that such vehicles will work with the batteries having a huge capacity.

“Successfully designing and implementing solutions that will work both in the air and on the ground requires a joint reflection on the part of both aerospace and automotive sectors, alongside collaboration with local government bodies for infrastructure and regulatory frameworks,” an Airbus Official stated.

Dubai Is Set to Fly the World’s First Passenger-Carrying Drone

Dubai Is Set to Fly the World’s First Passenger-Carrying Drone

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Gone are the days when drones were widely used for counter-terrorism activities or at wars, nowadays, Drones have emerged out as the most innovative mode of transport for people in the middle East. Dubai is set to become the first region to in the world to approve passenger-carrying drone flying over the space. It will be for the first time that drones will be put to such use. Until now, Drones were mainly used for counter-terrorism and surveillance purposes.

In fact, it will work just like a normal airplane for shorter distances. The recent AP report claimed that the Dubai Roads and Transportation Agency is ready to experiment the single-person quadcopter which could be capable of carrying a passenger from one place to another. The Chinese drone-making company 184 Ehang has manufactured the device.

During the last World Government Summit, Dubai government official said this vehicle will be fully capable to fly safely in the open air. Interestingly, it will be for the first time that a drone will carry a passenger inside it. However, some more intricate issues like shared airspace, managing the device’s taking off and landing and whether it will fly automatically or will it have a pilot for passenger’s safety are need to be carefully examined before any final decision is taken.

Many residents of Dubai feel that it will definitely take some time before the dream of Drone-carrying passengers becomes real. The authorities are saying that by July every process would be completed to facilitate the first ever drone air transport.

This quadcopter looks little different than a normal air vehicle. It is egg-shaped having four legs and a mechanized look. The carrying capacity of the vehicle is up to 200 pounds plus a suitcase around 20 kg. Also, the vehicle will have a touch-screen pad that will operate automatically. The battery backup will be around 30-40 minutes and can cover up to 31 miles. The speed of the vehicle is expected to stay somewhere around 60 to 100 mph.

According to the Dubai’s Road and Transportation Agency, “the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has examined the quadcopter for quality assurance purposes. It will operate through HSPA+ or 4G mobile network to give direction of its movement on sky and where it will move – the ATC will keep a constant tab on the every move of the drone to avert any sort of accident or mishap. This innovative step will give further impetus to Dubai’s dream of driverless vehicles across its streets. Dubai aims to have at least 25 per cent of its passengers commute via driverless vehicles by 2030.