Scientists will study the relationship between machines and the human brain, in order to push improvements in the field’s productivity.

In Chile, mining is quickly moving towards processes automation. Because of this, nowadays a great part of workers spend most of their days siting in a room full of screens and platforms they must monitor.

All of this has caused the Instituto Milenio de Neurociencia Biomédica (BNI) (Biomedical Neuroscience Milenio Institute) from Universidad de Chile, and the Centro de Excelencia Minera SMI-ICI Chile (SMI-ICI Mining Excellence Center) from Queensland University, Australia, to come together and sign a collaboration treatment that recruits top-level Chilean scientists, and aims to understand the relation between what the brain sees, and what it needs to see.

An opportunity to transfer knowledge about the structure and functioning of the brain, and an innovative way to overcome security and health obstacles in the mining field, one of the most important for the national economy.

“There is a great probability to improve regarding data science, about what, and how much, information is presented to people, and in which ways people receive it in order to become more effective in their jobs” Rodrigo Vergara, scientist of the Innovation area at BNI (Biomedical Neuroscience Milenio Institute), tells elmostrador.cl

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