fusing human cognition and AI processing into super awareness

Borg Queen -- StarTrek Voyager Dark Frontier

Borg Queen — Dark Frontier

U.S. military fusing human and artificial intelligence

SLATE HUMAN NATURE: SCIENCE , TECHNOLOGY AND LIFE

“The U.S. military is funding a project to integrate human with artificial intelligence. Problem: Human brains are superior to computers at visual recognition but inferior at information processing. Solution: human-machine integration. Human component: A soldier or analyst who scans scenes or images. Machine component: Sensors that monitor the brain’s activity and relay information about it to commanders or computers. Analytical application: Computers identify images and image areas flagged by the human scan and select those for more thorough scrutiny. Battlefield applications: 1) A prototype helmet already delivers “a visual readout for combat commanders showing the cognitive patterns of individual Soldiers.” 2) “Brain pattern and heart rate data from system-equipped soldiers will be transmitted wirelessly to commanders in real-time to improve overall battlefield information management and decision-making.” Project buzzwords: “real-time cognitive state assessment,” “networked soldiers,” “Augmented Cognition,” “human-computer warfighting integral.” Translation: We’re fielding cyborgs. Human Nature’s prediction: The next step will be to remove the human component from the battlefield and let machines provide the sensor mobility as well as the information processing. (Related: civilian cyborg enthusiasts; fighting terrorists with bomb-detecting robots.)” (article)

Image credit: Starman Borg Queen in Star Trek Voyager — Dark Frontier

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Newcomb’s commentary:

“Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.”   Buddha 

“You imply disparity where none exists. I am the Collective … I am the beginning, the end, the one who is many. I am the Borg.” Borg queen

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