Re: Kosko on AI in L.A. Times

From: Ziana Astralos (
Date: Wed Jul 11 2001 - 10:46:31 MDT

On Tue, 10 July 2001, Party of Citizens wrote:
> ...
> Warwick's imminent experiment will be the first to
> try out a major afferent flow of information. Do you
> acquire instant encyclopedic knowledge when an
> encyclopedia on a chip is implanted? That is what
> Warwick will find out.

Warwick's experiment is not at all that ambitious.

>From a recent Sunday Times article:

"In the experiment Kevin Warwick, professor of cybernetics at Reading University, and his wife, Irena, will have silicon chips about 2in long implanted in their arms just above the elbow. Each chip will also have a power source, a tuner and a radio transceiver. They will be surgically connected to nerve fibres in the couple's arms.

The signals from Warwick will be converted to radio waves and transmitted to a computer which will re- transmit them to the chip in Irena. Warwick believes that when he moves his own fingers, his brain will also be able to move Irena's."

He's wiggling fingers, not downloading knowledge directly to his brain. ;-)

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