Intelligence Augmentation (or Intelligence Amplification) refers to the effective use of information technology in augmenting human intelligence. Contrary to AI (Artificial Intelligence), which aims at building an autonomous human-like intelligence, IA is designed to complement and amplify human intelligence.
Mind Extension is a project focused on methods and technologies that enhance human intelligence.
The key to today’s IA research is Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI). A BCI is a direct communication pathway between an enhanced or wired brain and an external device. Traditional BCIs are invasive and sometimes risky.
Project Mind Extension introduces “virtual BCIs”, which includes human’s natural sensory perceptions (vision, hearing, etc.), behavior management, and psychological training.
Intelligence can be defined as a general mental ability for reasoning, problem solving, and learning. Learning is one of the most important activities in which humans engage. It’s also where people need help the most in such an age of information overloading.
As a sub-project, the App Micro-Learning helps people learn on autopilot, making this difficult task easy and enjoyable.
The Internet has become a primary form of external or transactive memory, where information is stored collectively outside ourselves. Anyone could just search a fact on-demand or look it up on Wikipedia. But still we need to remember things because we think and solve problems with what is in working memory, which in turn is memory of currently available information or recall of previously memorized information.
The more you know, the more you can know.
The sub-project "MnemoNotes" is focused on helping people memorize things effectively.