Merge the Human brain with a computer, integrating the potential of both to create a system that can be as precise as possible: this is the goal of the Cognitive Technology Threat Warning System,sponsored by DARPA, in the United States. The experiments conducted to date have provided answers more than positive: according to the U.S. agency, in fact, the merger of brain activity with vision systems make possible the MPLEMENTATION system can detect threats and dangers with an accuracy of 100 % .
The project in question is primarily a military background, but the potential applications are numerous. The basic idea is to allow a vision system to have the electrical impulses produced by the brain, so it can be processed to highlight variations in scenes from a video camera. These changes, in fact, often only unconsciously perceived by man, with changes in brain activity that does not correspond to a real understanding of the situation that has before.
Then fusing the stimuli measured by brain un’elettroencefalogramma with the capabilities of today’s computer vision systems , in the laboratories of DARPA was developed an instrument capable of achieving an accuracy of 91%, while also reducing the errors to 0.2% in terms of false positives. This is results that go well beyond what is possible using separately a human user and a computer, thus demonstrating the huge potential in the collaboration between man and machine.
One such technology may therefore be particularly useful in the military, allowing the guards to dramatically improve its efficiency, but it could be used also in other areas. Before being adopted on a large scale, however, this system still requires a long period of improvement and optimization, leaving indefinite the date of a possible landing field.