Enhancing Artificial Intelligence via Investigating Facets of Human Intelligence

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bath
Department Name: Computer Science

Abstract

This project is concerned with reconstruction of mental imagery and perception based on behaviour and brain activity measurements. By reconstruction here, I refer to generating an accurate depiction of some stimuli (visual, auditory, touch) based on the perception of it, or mental representation in a individual's inner world. For example, if an individual was visually imagining a lion, the reconstruction would consist of a picture as identical as possible to the lion image they held in their head. The motivations behind externalising mental content and reconstructing perception capitalise on the conjunction of neuroscience and artificial intelligence (AI). Firstly, AI techniques, applied to reconstruct mental imagery and perception can give us insight into the brain on a neural and cognitive level for both typical and atypical individuals. Secondly, this new understanding of the brain can inspire and inform on how we approach and develop new AI techniques. Thirdly, aforementioned reconstruction may offer practical benefits; such as progressing the field of brain-computer interfaces.
Other parts of this project may investigate human interaction with artificially intelligent agents in contrast to other human agents. Specifically, an optimal level of transparency will be sought for.

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Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/S515279/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2022
2128767 Studentship EP/S515279/1 01/10/2018 30/09/2022 Holly Louise WILSON