May be a little late on this one but definitely thought it was worth mention. MIT's Mind Machine Project (MMP). Yes, the project is as cool as the title sounds. I came across the article on Chatbots.org.
Granted 5 million dollars and 5 years to complete the project, four teams of MIT alumni, professors, and students are using artificial intelligence to develop new technologies to enhance "Mind, Body, Memory, and Brain and Intent." The Mind Machine Project Website offers further detail on how AI can assist individuals with pathologies like Alzheimer's and Autism. The real value in the MMP: This project will not only further AI technology, but it will foster development of altruistic solutions for people looking to enhance their abilities.