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Brain-Computer Interfaces


Melding mind and machine: How close are we?

How close are we really to successfully connecting our brains to our technologies? And what might the implications be?

Elon Musk wants to merge man and machine – here’s what he’ll need to work out

There's every reason to be optimistic about Neuralink. Neurotechnology only started a few years after man first set foot on the moon.

How to ensure future brain technologies will help and not harm society

Five possible systemic changes that could help speed up neurotechnology developments to meet pressing health challenges.

Forget AI. The real revolution could be IA

AI refers to efforts to replace people with machines. But AI has a counterpart, known as intelligence augmentation, or IA.

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Cybernetics

If you could improve by implanting a chip in your brain, 'update yourself' and partially become a machine, would you? 

Researchers have helped this paralysed man feel again

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have helped a paralysed man feel again, using brain implants and a robotic arm.

The combination of human and artificial intelligence will define humanity’s future

Now, through the combination of HI and AI, we are at the brink of the most consequential technological development of our time, and in history.

The future of brain and machine is intertwined, and it’s already here

The first trials of retinal implants have now taken place, in which signals from a camera are used to stimulate retinal neurons.

Considering ethics now before radically new brain technologies get away from us

New brain technologies will have the potential to alter how someone thinks, feels, behaves and even perceives themselves and others around them.

Plugging Into Your Brain

Billions of dollars have been poured into three areas of research: neuroprosthetics, brain-computer interfaces and optogenetics.