How 5g Aids Machine Learning in Artificial Intelligence

How 5g Aids Machine Learning in Artificial Intelligence
August 26, 2019 40 Comments Uncategorized Jack Stephens

5G Changes EVERYTHING! Machine Learning in Artificial Intelligence

The focus of my site is to make you aware of, and prepare you for, the advancement of 5G in cell phones, but there is a far greater overall importance in the use and spread of 5G than just in your phone service. This post will acquaint you with the interrelationship of artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning. I hope to give you a simple but sufficient understanding of machine learning in artificial intelligence (A.I.) and how something called “deep learning” relates to the whole picture. By the time I am done, you will easily see how 5G makes the future of this whole field possible.

Artificial Intelligence

By now we are all familiar with robots in popular culture. Much of our concept of artificial intelligence unfortunately derives from those sources. Who can forget “Open the pod bay doors, Hal” and the chilling response of “I’m sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that” from 2001, A Space Odyssey? Or the benign representation depicted by Haley Joel Osment in Steven Spielberg’s 2001 classic, “A.I. – Artificial Intelligence”. As off or on target as you may feel those representations were, the reality is that A.I. is no longer a future concept. It is and has been a part of your everyday life. It has been for years.

When you go to the grocery store and you or a cashier scans your items, you are seeing a form of A.I. at work. Have you ever wondered how, as soon as your order is done, you will often receive not only your receipt but another paper tape with a coupon offer for something you just bought? Ever wonder how that happens? Or when you are searching for a product online, have you ever noticed the ads for the same item that pop up in the side columns on your screen? Ads that will follow you for a long time afterward. How does it work? When you go to a fast food restaurant and see those kiosks where you can order for yourself, guess what? You are experiencing elements of A.I. every time.

Artificial Intelligence, in its broadest sense, is machines – computers – mimicking humans. That’s it. That is all there is to it. No magic. Just a lot of work put in by multitudes of computer programmers to create systems that do the work of humans. Think of an automobile manufacturing plant. All those large robot arms moving in preprogrammed arcs, twists and turns to position parts, move heavy chassis, weld steel, paint, etc. I remember in my teen years, how much concern there was that robotics would cause major unemployment. It did for a while, but industry adjusted and now, men and machines work together in those functions. We have learned that there are some operations for which humans are still needed in the process. For now.

So let’s start by realizing that artificial intelligence is with us now and will be even more so in the future. A.I. is the basis for discussion of our next term: Machine Learning.

Machine Learning

This is a term you may not have heard about or with which you may not be as familiar. I will not get as involved in my explanation as many of the sources I have researched. I want to keep this down-to-earth. It is better to know that a wristwatch works than it is to concern ourselves with all the details of its inner workings. So let me explain the basics of machine learning.

If artificial intelligence (A.I.) is simply machines programmed to mimic humans, think of machine learning as a major subset of A.I. Machine learning is making machines that learn from past data. This level of A.I. has actually been around since the 1980s, but we see it more and more every year.

Every time you do a Google search, you are using a function of machine learning. Notice when you do a search, you often see a number of suggested related searches popping up under the search you are typing. The Google algorithm has learned enough about your previous searches and may include the most prevalent searches similar to yours and presents them so you don’t have to continue typing. The list of results may or may not be spot-on with what you wanted, but it is the system’s “best guess” based on past data. Just click the alternate that best suits your need and Google does the rest.

As our need for more information rapidly increases, there is a constant need for more data to be both stored and retrieved more efficiently. That is where the function of “deep learning” comes into play. Let’s take a quick look at it.

Deep Learning

Machine learning is a subset of A.I. Deep learning is a subset of machine learning. Again, it is not my purpose to go into a lot of detail and minutiae. If you want that, do some searches or enroll in some computer science courses. I want this to stay as easy as possible for the general public to ingest, like knowing how to tell time on a watch rather than going into what each gear (or circuit) does.

5G Technology Makes It All Possible

Machine learning is the capacity of computers to “learn” from past data or from whatever data it is given. Deep learning goes a step further and involves giving the machine the ability to train itself to perform tasks and to improve on its own efficiency. Speech recognition and facial recognition are examples of deep learning. The technology is here and now. But it is also in its infancy. The one common need in all applications in this area is the need for more and more data capacity. And THAT is where 5G comes in. It provides all the spectrum, bandwidth and memory capacity for all these functions to operate at higher levels of intricacy and efficiency than ever before and it is virtually limitless. The more the need increases, the more 5G is there to meet the need. Never before has this been possible!

Worried about “Skynet”?

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The more we seek to imitate human abilities, the more we try to reach the enormous, amazing, God-given abilities of the human brain. But we haven’t really even come close. If you are worried about a “Terminator”-style takeover of mankind by automatons, let me put your mind at ease.

I read recently where researchers and experts in the area of the human brain have pointed out that there are more computing abilities, neurons, synapses and other neurological “wiring” in one human brain than exists in all the computers, mainframes and networks in the entire world. One human brain! Even mine!

It is up to man to control and utilize the technology he creates. We can and we will. So enjoy what is coming. 5G is a marvelous innovation for all of us. Let’s use it wisely. By the way, click here to see 5G cell phones that may be available to you right now!

 

 

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  1. 1

    Henderson

    Hello Jack, thank you for bringing this beautiful  information on 5g and all in has in store for us. I guess as time goes on, we are getting into more technological advancement and we can say that innovative evolution keeps taking place. The ability for the computer to now learn from its own results is something beyond awesome. I await the speed that comes with the 5G.

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      Jack

      Thanks for the comments. You are right. It will be a real gamechanger for virtually everyone on earth.

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    Ramos

    The 4G has been of enormous slide in the development of technologies especially in the areas of artificial intelligence so, evolvement towards an advancement which is the 5G is seeming like everything would soon be willed out to artificial intelligence and not humans anymore. Though this us still a whole lot of new discourse here but I will still make more research on my own to help me have a much more in depth knowledge in the concept of artificial intelligence and how well 5G has been of enormous help in studying it.  Thanks for opening my eyes to this

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      Jack

      You are welcome. In your search, be sure to be as evenhanded as you can. There ARE critics out there, but all of my research has convinced me that those opposing 5G are wrong and are simply standing in the way of a wonderful future in countless areas.

      Thanks for your comments!

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    swangirl

    This is fascinating. The affect of Google and other search engine algorithms to help us find what we are looking for is a great example of machine learning. Those algorithms are tweaked almost every day so it is interesting to think where they will end up. 

    The concept of robots taking jobs or eventually leading an overthrow of humanity is a concept that I have heard about all my life. I realize we are a long way from needing to worry about a robot uprising and it is not something that concerns me. The labor saving ability of machines is certainly a great improvement of life for much of humanity at this point. 

    I am concerned however about the radiation from 5G systems. It is proven now that even current cell phone radiation can cause cancer and other health problems. It is logical to me that the more powerful systems we build will have the potential to do even more physical harm to our bodies which are not built for these conditions. I know there are devices available already to help shield us from these affects. 

    Thanks for this interesting look at 5G technology.

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      Jack

      Hi and thanks for your comments. I know there are radiation concerns about 5G and I have researched this as well. You will find my answer on one of the posts on my site, but I would also direct your consideration of this video: 

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ag1hkv2Upww&t=526s

      I hope this helps alleviate your concern. You will note the reasons given for why 5G should cause the least concern of all.

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    Travis

    Awesome read. I’ve actually never heard of Machine learning or Deep learning. 

    On one had I want A.I. to be everywhere in actual robots, but on the other hand I’m not sure they are ready? Could’ve been because they didn’t have 5g? I don’t know. I’m sure you do.

    Either way, this was an enjoyable post to read.

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      Jack

      You nailed it! Many of the advances being made were not possible until 5G. The storage and performance requirements were just too far beyond the capacity of the previous technology. Not any more.

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    Peter

    It seems the jump from 3G to 4G to 5G has happened in quick succession. Meaning, no sooner has 5G arrived that 6G will be the next discussion. Is there an easy explanation as to how 3G, 4G and 5G differ? Or is it merely a case of technology capabilities advancing?

    You are correct 100% in what you say regarding the fear of technology years ago taking the jobs of humans. Yes this did happen, however it also means progress and the workforce being retrained in areas where they can co-exist, complementing and supplementing technology. As the workforce evolves, with new labor working in technology, so to does technology evolve. It becomes a circular transformation which can only lead to positives from my perspective. 

    Yes there will be some short terms pain / concern, but we have to get our heads out of the sand and look at what opportunities may be available. 

    120 years ago, we were still getting around on horses and ships – look how far we have come in such a short time.

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      Jack

      Thanks for your comments. In another post I explain that 5G is different than the previous “G”s in that it has no cap or limitation. So don’t look for a 6G and on. The changes will be so far-reaching that it will become the new norm for quite a long time.

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    C

    Thank you Jack. I thought your article was very interesting, and it will probably be something that people are Googling as technology moves forward. I appreciated what you said in the final paragraphs, about how the human brain is more complex than all the computers in the whole world. That is very reassuring, because in movies like Terminator, they make it seem like computers can pretty much match the complexity of the human mind. 

     
    I am really interested in deep learning because I think it has to do with the way they do text-to-speech programs. I use Text-to-Speech programs instead of a conventional keyboard sometimes poor ergonomic reasons. So, Will 5G help improve text-to-speech programs? If it does then I’m happy!

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      Jack

      Yes. Quick and simple answer. Imagine a day when you may get a call and not be able to tell that you are not talking to a machine. I have never had a call like that — yet. But that is just one example of how 5G will improve text-to-speech programs. Also expect less incorrect speech to text. Ever had your system type something wrong because it misunderstood the words you were saying? Kind of like the curse of the spell-correct on cell phone texting. There are many hilarious examples I have seen. Things like that will probably become a rarity. Check out this post for more exciting information on the subject: 

      https://medium.com/@adamsconsulting/5g-voice-mobile-technology-b02747b926b2

      So to summarize, this should make you very very happy.

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    Aly

    This is pretty cool stuff. It looks like while artificial intelligence has come a long way in adding valuable information to our searches and queries, machine learning is really going to take it to the next level. I hadn’t thought about the role that 5G would have in machine learning, but it does make sense that having the extra bandwidth would be necessary to achieve higher quality results!

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      Jack

      Exactly! Our computing machines will be able to process information and responses far more efficiently and much faster than ever before, and this will change more and more of lives as 5G is utilized by more and more companies. It is coming faster than we can imagine. The estimates of how many 5G devices there will be in, say, 5 years keeps going up. Right now, in about 5 years, the number of devices using this new technology will be around one trillion. I will post about this soon.

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    Carol5162

    It was just recently that we were still in 3G and everything seemed pretty well. I was shocked to learn that 6G is about to be launched, yet I am still in the 4G era…It is indeed amazing the power of AI as witnessed by online searches. You would think someone is watching you to see what you are interested in…which is kind of the case.

    It is super amazing what a human brain can do. We just need to believe in ourselves.Thank you for these great and interesting facts. Great article!

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      Jack

      Thanks, Carol. One small correction if I may: You mentioned “6G”. I believe you meant 5G. According to all my research there will never be a need for a 6G. At least not in the forseeable future. Yes indeed, AI and machine learning, especially in deep learning, will revolutionize many industries and production of so many things. Big changes are coming. 

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    John

    Hello Jack, this is a pretty cool stuff and I enjoyed reading your post on how 5G will influence artificial intelligence. I didn’t know anything about deep learning until now when I just read your post. To be honest, all thjs is fascinating and I think it is a big advancement in technology. Is there any significant difference between this and the other 3G and 4G in relation to artificial intelligence?

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      Jack

      Yes, indeed!  The speed and extremely low latency of 5G is making possible far more advances in artificial intelligence than was possible with anything before. One example is in the area of autonomous vehicles. If you are riding in one of these vehicles going 70 miles an hour and an obstacle appears in the road, do you want the autonomous “driver” to react a half second too late to avoid a collision, or do you want it to respond more quickly than a human driver? 

      Do you want your Alexa device to answer your question with “Hmm. I don’t the answer to that” or do you want to hear something more like “I need more information. What exactly were you referring to? Please give me more information” ? There are many more examples, but these two might help explain the difference. 

      5G opens the capacity of artificial intelligence to input, analyze, evaluate, categorize, recognize, download and otherwise use data to make our lives better. Wait and see!

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    Henderson

    It is a good thing that one will want to prepare themselves for the coming days where technology and science is taking a big uplifting. I have seen quite a number of people talk about the 5G in cellphones but never said anything about it in relation to artificial intelligence. All the same, I think your post on this is really cool and I enjoyed your discussion. I really do hope that at last, this improvements will be to our own advantage and not to bring human kind down like it is portrayed in some movies.

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      Jack

      Blame Hollywood for going to extremes or to make science fiction look “do-able”. There will be no Terminators or Skynet, no Transformers, not even “HAL” from 2001 A Space Oddysey. Just increased efficiency in many fields of endeavor. I am going to be posting about a new company that is making great advances in the area of drone function that will benefit all sorts of fields like agriculture, manufacturing, security, aerial mapping and so many more. All being made better with the arrival of 5G. Lots more useful than just in cell phones.

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    Nate MC

    5G is much needed, especially as the world of tech becomes more advanced. The IOT is so complex and becoming more complex every single day. I think without 5G, then tech would suffer greatly. These days the internet/tech in general is powering everything from basic laptops to mobile devices to your refrigerator!

    Deep and machine learning is crucial for most things tech. “Alexa” comes to mind. That device thrives on smart intelligence (deep and machine learning). Without 5G, I doubt such devices would thrive for much longer, if that makes sense. 

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      Jack

      Hard to say what they would be like without 5G other than to say they have been operating without it until now. I have an Alexa myself and I would like for it to have more ability to interact in answering a question instead of just getting an answer like “I don’t know that” or something. So yes, these devices will improve by leaps and bounds in the very near future. The companies that make these devices are all busily trying to come up with a device superior to their competition. That gives great impetus for more advanced products.

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    Selenity Jade

    Excellent article explaining machine learning!  I hadn’t really thought of the fast-food kiosks as artificial intelligence before!  That said, I do think of my Google Assistant as AI.  I also cracked up at your comments about Skynet there at the end.  There has been some talk about 5G causing health issues in the conspiracy theory mindset.  This has been told that it is NOT true, because the ‘research’ that proved 5G was harmful to human brains did not test it on a living human or anything, with SKIN, that protects your brain from microwaves and the like.  It’s another huge deal people are against because of crazy outrageous fear.

    Anyway, so I figured I’d check out the article as it now piques my interest.  It’ll be interesting to see how 5G starts changing our lives, even if they expect a SLOW roll-out of the technology.  Something like it won’t be widespread until 2025?  I think is the last article I read.  Or something like that.  Anyway, thanks for this article!

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      Jack

      The funny thing is, if you keep reading the articles on the subject, the rollouts and deployment dates tend to decrease as researchers and developers attack the problems that arise. All will be addressed and the sooner they are resolved, the quicker the world’s population will benefit. Thanks for your comments!

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    Jones

    5G is the game changer, it gives the ability to alot of things in technology that may seem to be impossible. This post is really amazing and interesting. I’m a big fan of machines or lete say robots and whenever I read about it, it gives me joy.  Its true that the abilities of 5G I great, increase in efficiency, in productivity, and lots more. 

    The advancement of 5G is a useful and sensible one as it’ll help develop the technological advances, this will aid more output in human living ans also a stress free industry. This great ability will amke computer learn from its own outputs. I agree with you that as humans, we’re yet to explore fully the God’s given abilities embedded deep in our brains. Thanks for sharing this informative article, its really educative. 

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      Jack

      You are welcome. I just read that a prominent name in business, Goldman Sachs, has said that 2020 will be a great year for 5G. You might want to consider investing in a business that is making use of 5G in their industry or products.

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    grea8J

    First, let me say thank you so much for taking the time to write this educative article. This is one of my favourite topics and you always make me to know it better with the way you write in great clarity. 5G is to be celebrated for the limitless possibilities it’s bringing into A.I. I know there might be a few radiation concern but we always found a way to handle that properly.

    I’m interested in future articles on this topic from you. Thanks.

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      Jack

      Keep watching. I have been remiss in not posting often enough. There is so much happening as 5G unfolds that I could write every day if I had the time. Thanks for your great comments.

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    Anusuya

    5G provides the infrastructure and massive amounts of data that AI needs.

    These are the defining characteristics of 5G (20 Gigabit/sec) with a speed which is 100  faster than 4G (1 Gigabit/sec).

    Machine learning is a data-driven architecture with application to 5G.

    While 5G cellphones are in the corner to be out. I wait to see how as a 5G cell phone will help better compared to 4G.

    Replacing the human brain with AI is not possible in my view.

     Definitely AI will help to replace some boring human work at this point.

    What can be the maximum speed attainable? When will 6 and higher G will show up?

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      Jack

      Actually, 5G does not provide the massive amounts of data. It is the conduit for transmission of the massive amounts of data. This is one of the main benefits. That along with reduced latency gives 5G a tremendous advancement over everything that came before. 

      I agree, AI will never replace the far more complex human brain. I hope I made that clear. Too many people have watched far too many movies and television shows to think otherwise. 

      The speed will be determined by a number of factors such as the capacity of the sending/receiving devices. Not just cell phones. However, a good figure for 5G speed is 10 Gigabytes, about 100 times faster than 4G.

      As far as the next “G” is concerned, I have read some sources that say since 5G is so different from the previous “G”s, we shouldn’t be looking for a “6G”.  Others point out that if another advance comes, we should expect it to occur somewhere around 2035. So I wouldn’t wait.

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    Scott Hinkle

    Thank you for this interesting and informative post.

    I had heard of A.I. and machine learning but I didn’t realize the self-learning part was referred to as deep-learning.

    At first, I didn’t see the correlation between these sciences and 5G but I can see where the added capacity and bandwidth are critical to them.

    Yes, it may be in its infancy but it’s definitely an exciting time.

    Thanks again,

    Scott

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      Jack

      Another element of 5G that is important for both machine learning and deep learning is the huge reduction in latency. Latency is the lag between signal reception and response. Obviously important.

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    Boniface-AndroidBix

    Dear Stevens,

    That’s a wonderful post and it is quite eye-opening. 

    I’ve heard of A.I. before but I never knew that machine learning is an even older concept. I’ve always been a bit uneasy thinking of a world where humans and A.I. robots like Sophia and her 7 humanoid siblings and probably millions of others that man will definitely create, will walk the same streets, drive in the same traffic, and even shop in the same malls. 5G is a huge leap towards such a future.

    But then you’ve reminded me of our God-given superintelligence. God was and is still fully responsible for His billions/trillions of living organisms living on the planet. If only man would be as responsible with all this human technology and not use it to destroy each other!

    Boniface- from AndroidBix

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      Jack

      Excellent observation. I agree. Thanks for commenting. I invite you to read other pages and posts on my site and recommend it to others. People need to know what is coming.

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    Stephanie

    This truly blew my mind. 5G technology has been talked about for some time now but we never saw it until now. I have a question though, what kind of artificial intelligence is used/managed when, let’s say I’m talking with someone about a certain thing and the next thing I know I’m gling through social media and things related to said topic start appearing as ads, how does that work and isn’t that kind of intelligence dangerous? 

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      Jack

      Actually, that isn’t new. Maybe getting quicker and more involved, but not new. I am sure the industry has some guidelines about use of your information, but my advice is to be careful what you share online. I don’t think I have noticed anything showing up in ads that I just wrote someone, but I have seen it after I have done a search for something. That is all I can tell you at this point.

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    Lisa

    Thank you for the information RE: 5G and Artificial Intelligence. I just got use to 4G myself. Guess the saying is right,Become a student of change. It is the only thing that will remain constant. Anthony J. D’AngeloRead . I cannot get my friend to move up from the flip up phone, this will blow his mind. :)), Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

    Melissa

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      Jack

      You are welcome, Lisa. Thanks for reading.

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    Wayne

    Very interesting article.  I don’t know a lot about AI but, as I think about it, you are right about it becoming more and more prevalent over the last few years.

    I think the one way that has made me sit up and take notice is how AI is being used to program or set up specific ads associated with our web searches.  I just noticed this starting to happen more often over the last several months.

    AI also reminds me of the character “Data” from Star Trek the Next Generation and how “he” learned through experience but was always just short of actually becoming a sentient free-thinking being.

    I’m no expert on this subject but, I think that is the crux of AI.  As smart as it gets I don’t think it will get to the point of having the ability to think.  Learning? Yes.  Thinking and working through issues requires logic, the weighing of different scenarios and outcomes.  And then there is the part about not endangering humans in the process of all that.

    It may eventually happen (the movie “I Robot”) but, as you said, I think it will be quite some time before it does and a lot of other things could happen before then.

    Who knows.  What’s fiction today could be fact tomorrow.

    Wayne

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      Jack

      Correct, Wayne. On another part of my site, I point out how much more capable our human brains are in every way. 5G will not make possible anything as complex and intricate as a single human brain. That danger, my friend, is pure science fiction.

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