Microsoft has found a new way to use the unlimited potential of the human brain to good use. For example, it provides users to mine bitcoins with your brain. That is, you just loaf in favor of Microsoft – literally.
The company has applied for patent technology to task and fixation of their performance by monitoring the brain waves of users. Under objective means something like viewing ads, solving simple puzzles, and the introduction of captchas, etc., something simple and with a specific result. Such actions can serve as a confirmation of the transaction in the system bitcoin mining. And in return, users will get themselves bitcoins, as a reward for the work done.
In other words, the company offers new conditions of work and pay for it in cryptocurrency, but will have to work in unusual conditions. The application does not mention the purposes for which it need Microsoft. We can talk about training the AI in the form of short sessions, or about testing a fundamentally new interfaces, applications to connect directly to the brain of the user. But it is possible that this patent-unit, attempt to occupy a niche that may be not realized in practice.