In the blink of an eye – Opening Remarks
Posted on November 2, 2014
It is quite obvious when you look at the image or video, when you hear the sound or speak to someone – you process and receive data. While doing that we typically don’t even notice how much data processing we made. We just follow the flow. But if you try for a second to “pause” the data flow, what exactly happened? What happened with a blink of your eye?
Recent Nobel prize went to several neuro-biologists who tried to tackle the question of just one basic function – ability to locate yourself in the space and to plan the route.
What they have figured out is that we all have grid and place cells. Grid cells are in hippocampus, mainly in charge of signals position, supplying the brain with spatial data. While the Place cells are in the cortex, working mostly as internal coordinate system management.Working together they form interconnected networks that are crucial for the computation of spatial data and route planning tasks.The results of the research spots the light on how cognitive functions are performed by neural networks in human brain and how spatial data can be created.
What is self-evident is that although we are all humans, we exhibit certain differences in the ways that we use our brain. Simply said, one may have better cognitive functions while other may have better long-term memory functions. This might be triggered by natural processes – people are getting older or because of other reasons like unfortunate incidence or diseases.
Everyone deserves to live a dignified life, even as they age or they loose some of their abilities. Even those with congenital differences that hinders their ability to interpret the world we live in or interact with it.This means that the distorted or damaged parts shall be reinforced with some other means. So, what if we have the means similar to what our original bio-system has, or is it even possible to achieve?
At HeuroLabs we have defined our mission as to build enabling technology that when applied can improve people’s lives. Inherently, what we built is the ability to understand semantics of the data around, the context within by processing audio, visual and textual data we can gather around. What we want to achieve is to be a bit closer to what can happen with a blink of eye in our brains. This is a major stepping stone towards our ultimate goals of intelligent, transparent and generative computing that can help discover cures , engineer products and optimize resources.