Meta Tries to Unlock the Secrets of Language and the Brain With Its New Study

Our brains are the most important organs in our body, but they can also go underappreciated in many cases. It’s not uncommon for people to take their brains for granted, and they often don’t know just how little we understand about our brains either. Scientific experts have only recently started to uncover some of the secrets behind how our brains function, but the invention of AI might help speed up matters because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up increasing research capacity.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that Meta might be leading this charge. The company that owns the biggest social media platform in the world, namely Facebook, also has a department that is dedicated to scientific research. Their researchers have just announced that they are conducting a study that uses AI to understand the human brain on a much deeper level.

This research will be done in collaboration with NeuroSpin, which is a brain imaging company based in Paris, as well as INRIA which stands for the French Institute for Research in Digital Science. Meta has some of the most advanced AI in the world, and it is using this AI to specifically study the biological origins of language. Language is an invention that is unique to human beings, especially language that is as complex as what we tend to use with all things having been considered and taken into account.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, we are still quite uneducated about how we speak and why we have the languages that we do. Meta’s investment into research in this specific branch of neuroscience could pave the way for some breakthroughs in the near future. It will be interesting to see if that happens, or if Meta’s research ends up being yet another failure in the long list of them that the company has accumulated in the recent past which has led to many controversies that still plague it.

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