Learning by electric brain stimulation, how Uber psychs out its drivers, and the inflection point in bots.
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The story about the military’s use of trans-cranial electric stimulation reminded me of a Radiolab podcast episode that covered this very subject two years ago. The reporter was put in a sniper training simulation where she had to cover a vehicle checkpoint with increasing numbers of suicide bombers coming at her until she was overwhelmed (think tower defense game).
Then they put the trans-cranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) system on her and ran her through it again. This time, she was 100% accurate, killed every attacker with ease, and perceived the 20 minutes of simulation time as only 3 minutes.
You can listen to the podcast at http://www.radiolab.org/story/9-volt-nirvana/