Intelligence Augmentation (or Intelligence Amplification) refers
to the effective use of information technology in augmenting
human intelligence. Contrary to AI (Artificial Intelligence),
which aims at building an autonomous human-like intelligence, IA
is designed to complement and amplify human intelligence.
Mind Extensions is a project focused on methods and technologies that enhance human intelligence.
The key to today’s IA research is Brain-Computer Interfaces
(BCI). A BCI is a direct communication pathway between an
enhanced or wired brain and an external device. Traditional BCIs
are invasive and sometimes risky.
Project Mind Extensions introduces “virtual BCIs”, which includes human’s natural sensory perceptions (vision, hearing, etc.), behavior management, and psychological training.
Intelligence can be defined as a general mental ability for
reasoning, problem solving, and learning. Learning is one of the
most important activities in which humans engage. It’s also
where people need help the most in such an age of information
Our Learning Platforms Task Group is working on products help people learn on autopilot, making this difficult task easy and enjoyable.
As computer technology evolves beyond their artifical
constraints, people are looking for new ways to take advantage.
The rise of natural language processing (NLP) is one of the best
examples, with smart chatbots ready to transform the world of
Our Conversational UI Task Group is focused on field specific chatbots that can handle long, complicated conversations. They will be extensively used in custom services, education, health care, etc.