Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources: specific policies

Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources: specific policies

Here is a fragment of my presentation for the text “Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources. Volume I. Specific Policies“, , which I just published on the Amazon / Kindley platform. Volumes 2, 3 and 4 will be released in the next two weeks

“…In recent years, several countries have announced and initiated strategic programs to support the AI, so far in 2017, particularly Canada and China. In both cases, AI is seen as a tool for development…

The present work continues the methodology already used in the case of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, consisting of gathering, providing thematic cohesion and continuity in the edition, recapitulating the essential sources of the subject in question.

Under this format, the use for researchers, specialists, and public policy makers is greatly expanded, since not only the information but also the original source is available if the transcribed material (APA methodology) is required to be collated.

Our work has another advantage: it helps to overcome the difficulty associated with the information that appears before our eyes every day, as a news flash, as a daily surprise, without a common thread that unites it to rescue its meaning and orientation.

With particular emphasis on the years 2016 and 2017, the series “Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources” collects four independent volumes that bring together the AI news in that country. Volume 1: Specific Policies; Volume 2: Strategic Policies; Volume 3: Cooperation, Research and Events and, Volume 4: Market.

The first volume begins with Innovation as the axis of development and the important role of science and technology. Below is an approximation to the topics of Internet and Big Data and Cloud Computing. It continues with the description of specific public policies and ends with the rescue of experiences of development in geographical areas.

The second volume compiles the presence of AI in various strategic plans, including the 13th Five-Year Plan 2016-2020, Internet Plus Policy Strategy, Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road, Made in China 2025 and Healthy China 2030.

The third volume recapitulates the importance given to research, major technological developments, events and a sample of international cooperation on this topic.

The last volume gathers basic information about the market, its main companies and advances.

One day the AI will stop being “artificial” to recover, in another sense, the term “natural“. When this happens, China will be there

Artificial Intelligence in China in its direct sources: specific policies

Brain Computer Interface. The Case of BrainGate2 Neural Interface System

Brain Computer Interface. The Case of BrainGate2 Neural Interface System


At the end of March, the media reported: “New research published in The Lancet describes how the investigational BrainGate brain-computer interface, combined with a functional electronic stimulation system* in the arm of a Cleveland man with quadriplegia allowed him to move his arm and hand again to eat mashed potatoes, drink water from a mug and perform other activities, like scratching his nose”.

In the original study, the researchers wrote: “We report the findings of an individual with traumatic high-cervical spinal cord injury who coordinated reaching and grasping movements using his own paralysed arm and hand, reanimated through implanted FES, and commanded using his own cortical signals through an intracortical brain–computer interface (iBCI)”

What is BCI? What types? What technologies? What are your applications? Is there a market? These issues are addressed in the first part.

 The synthesis of research on the original development since 1995 of the BrainGate Brain-Computer Interface is included in the second part.

In May 2009, the FDA provided a new IDE for the BrainGate2 Neural Interface System pilot clinical trial. In the third part, this development is recorded, whose last result was the one published in the Lancet.

.How close are we to controlling with our brain external objects or our own previously immobilized body? Not yet so close. By September 2021 it is planned to collect primary data.

Read: Brain Computer Interface. The Case of BrainGate2 Neural Interface System