AI combined with brain waves to see objects behind the wall

Researchers from the University of Glasgow presented a method in which they combined artificial intelligence

(AI) and human brain waves to identify objects out of sight. A system called ghost imaging will be presented at the Optica Imaging and Applied Optics congress.

Scientists suggest that this work will helpcombine human and artificial intelligence. And the next steps in this work range from expanding the ability to provide 3D depth information to finding ways to combine information from several people at the same time.

The study is part of the visualization withoutline of sight is a branch of technology that allows people to see objects that are hidden from view. Sometimes this requires directing laser light at a surface.

The experiment went like this:the object was projected onto a cardboard figure. A person wearing an electroencephalographic brainwave monitoring headset sees only diffuse light on the wall, not the actual light patterns that are being projected. The helmet reads signals in the human visual cortex, which are fed into a computer, which then works to identify the object using the person's brain waves. They managed to do this - within one minute, the researchers were able to restore pixel images of simple objects that cannot be seen due to an obstacle.

“This is one of the first cases in which computingthe imaging was performed using the human visual system in neurofeedback, which corrects the imaging process in real time, the researchers noted. “While we could use a standard detector instead of a human brain to detect diffuse signals from a wall, we wanted to explore methods that could one day be used to empower humans.”

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