While many people are afraid of a hostile AI (artificial intelligence) takeover, experts are trying to find ways to induce more AI into medical and research fields. AI is already helping us with daily stuff in our smart homes, but can it help understand consciousness? Since the dawn of philosophy and social research, the origin of consciousness has always troubled scientists. How are we socially aware? How can humans do what they do but other animals cannot? Well, MIT is trying to answer that with the help of AI.
MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated on a study to link social awareness to individual neuronal activity in favour of the “theory of the mind.”