Eye-Tracking, the Human Brain and Artificial Intelligence
Urban Times is proud to present our second ever podcast, an interview with Dr Aldo Faisal. I met with the man who is a lecturer in the relatively new field of Neurotechnology at Imperial College London. And let me say, I had my mind blown.
This particular technology is a real game-changer
I first became enamoured by Aldo after hearing him speak at IQ2′s If Conference about the revolutionary new eye-tracking technology he has pioneered. Eye-tracking technology has multifarious application, from assisting those with disabilities to aiding in product design.
Aldo’s particular technology, recently featured in Wired Magazine, is a real game-changer as it can be built on a shoestring budget for a mere £30, whereas similar equipment has typically cost many thousands in the past.
But, Aldo is a really fascinating guy and he fancied having a conversation that encompassed both the “big things and the little” things. So, we delved far beyond Aldo’s current project to discuss… well, everything!
I guarantee you will be at least 10% smarter.
By listening to the podcast below you’ll learn about how our brains are structured and how they compare to computers. You’ll come to understand that their (our brains’) brilliance comes down to their “literally crappy” design. This material ‘crappiness’, ironically, accounts for our brains being many orders of magnitude more efficient than computers.
Then the conversation took a turn and we talked about the tedium of the banking industry and the comparative competitiveness of the academic circuit, before heading into a discussion about the viability of Artificial Intelligence.
Expect 38 minutes of information and insight. And after you finish this, I guarantee you will be at least 10% smarter.
Editor’s Prompt: “The brain’s components are basically cheap crap.” Does this notion offend you or fill you with wonder?