Intel, Brown University partner to explore AI in spinal cord injuries

Written by Alan Condon | November 08, 2019 | Print  |

Providence, R.I.-based Brown University is partnering with Intel to investigate the use of artificial intelligence to restore signals above and below spinal cord injuries, reports EE News Europe.

Four things to know:

1. Brown University received a $6.3 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to develop an intelligent read-write link for the spinal cord in October.

2. The program plans to link the neurological signals above and below spinal cord injuries and repair two-way communication in the spine.

3. The goal is to create a spinal interface that stimulates across the gap of the spinal cord lesion, as an alternative to invasive brain surgery and limiting surgical spine intervention.

4. Intel will design an AI-trained computer chip to decode signals from the spinal cord, retrain the biological networks and launch the intended behaviors.

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