“Mind-reading” computers could be routinely used to enhance the human brain in as little as five years, Sky News has been told. The technology, which monitors brain activity, could help people analyse complex information and make critical decisions. Radiologists scanning X-rays for cancer, City traders making multi-million pound transactions and police searching a crowd for a suspect’s face could be the first to benefit. But Dr Davide Valeriani, a senior research officer at the University of Essex, said any task requiring prolonged concentration could be made safer and more accurate with the help of computers.
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