One Rail Company from Sweden that offers its passengers an option of using biometric chip implanted into their hand in place of a paper train ticket is SJ. One of its spokesperson states- gone were the days when e-ticketing was known as the cutting-edge technology now biometric chips are replacing the older technologies.
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Recently, Microsoft has released app named “Seeing AI“- a smartphone app that uses the computer vision for describing the world for the visually impaired people. With the help of the downloaded app, the users can point their phone’s camera at the person needed to be clicked, and the app itself will speak who the person is? and how is he feeling? The app is not human-specific, the user can also point it towards any object and the app will detect it itself. All these challenges are met with the usage of Artificial Intelligence that runs locally on their device.
Parkinson’s disease (related to the human brain cells) is one of the world’s most common long term degenerative ailments of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system. This causes the patients to lose dopamine neurons that are responsible for the motor control center of the brain. According to the stats from the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, there are more than 10 million people who suffer from it worldwide with more than 60,000 cases diagnosed in the US alone.
Some of the American researchers at the Rice University are working on a prototype of a chip named as FlatScope. The chip can be implanted in the human brain and could help in restoring sight and hearing. An advancement that would help those millions who are affected by any or both of such losses (visual or auditory losses).
Some scientists think that we already understand what consciousness is or that, it is just an illusion. On the other hand, many other scientists think that we have not grasped where the consciousness comes from- Quantum Physics.