DARPA INVESTS $50 MILLION TO REVERSE ENGINEER THE BRAIN

TBI, a hidden injuryArticle by Turner Bird Cox.

Syndicate from Thin Red-Line News.

DARPA is looking to invest $50 million in attempts to reverse engineer the brain. They are seeking new devices and applications to do so through programs listed below. In Ray Kurtzweil’s book, «The Singularity,» he believes that computers will reach human level intelligence around 2029. This is something the United States government also believes and this program illustrates their attempts.

DARPA’s website wrote, «»The President’s initiative reinforces the significance of understanding how the brain records, processes, uses, stores and retrieves vast quantities of information,” explained DARPA Director, Arati Prabhakar. “This kind of knowledge of brain function could inspire the design of a new generation of information processing systems; lead to insights into brain injury and recovery mechanisms; and enable new diagnostics, therapies and devices to repair traumatic injury.»»

DARPA’s website also wrote, «DARPA’s planned investment includes new programs to address the areas outlined and ongoing efforts designed to advance fundamental understanding of the brain’s dynamics to drive applications (Revolutionizing Prosthetics, Restorative Encoding Memory Integration Neural Device, Reorganization and Plasticity to Accelerate Injury Recovery, Enabling Stress Resistance), manufacture sensing systems for neuroscience applications (Reliable Neutral Interface Technology, Blast Gauge), and analyze large data sets (Detection and Computational Analysis of Psychological Signals).»

EDITOR’S NOTE: It has been said (by me) that single issue obsessors are absolutely critical in the world of journalism, because it is precisely the individual that obsesses over a single topic that is able to get the absolute bottom of that topic.  For DARPA, the guy I go to is Turner Bird Cox, the author of this article, and the coordinator of Thin Red-Line News, and the DARPA News blog.  More than anyone else I know, this man has his hand on the pulse of the DARPA Program.  Thanks for keeping an eye out, Mr. Cox.