Intel plans to use neural networks to cure spinal injuries

The project, formally approved by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), will feature under the name Intelligent Spine Interface.

Over the course of a two-year period, scientists intend to track the motor-sensory responses of the nervous system by implanting electrodes into the spine above and below the injured area. Intel’s neural network will process the received data of signals passing between the installed electrodes, thereby allowing researchers to understand how to restore the work of lost nerves.

However, it is not a fact that the study will yield positive results. Scientists, in turn, are optimistic and believe that the project, at least, will allow to bring additional information about spinal injuries and their treatment methods.

This is not the first time that advanced algorithms and artificial intelligence are used in the field of medicine, but the joint project of Intel and Brown University has incredible potential. In theory, these practices can once put millions of paralyzed people on their feet again.

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