The future is here, and it is every bit as cool and creepy as you might have hoped.
X-ray vision has always been pretty far down on my list of superpowers I’d like to possess, far behind time travel and reading minds. But x-ray vision might be closer to reality than the other options, and I’ll take what I can get. Researchers at the University of Glasgow are working to combine artificial intelligence and human brainwaves to identify objects around the corner — objects that humans can’t normally see because it’s around a corner. It’s called a « ghost imaging » system and will be presented at the Optica Imaging and Applied Optics Congress this month.
« We believe that this work provides ideas that one day might be used to bring together human and artificial intelligence, » Daniele Faccio, a professor of quantum technologies at the school of physics and astronomy at the University of Glasgow told Optica. « The next steps in this work range from extending the capability to provide 3D depth information to looking for ways to combine multiple information from multiple viewers at the same time. »
The research is part of non-line-of-sight imaging, according to New Atlas, which is a branch of technology that allows people to see objects that are covered up. Sometimes it requires a laser light being beamed onto a surface, which sounds a lot like a power Superman might have.